As someone who is so often challenged about their Irishness or referred to as ‘New Irish’ its beautiful to watch history tell me a story like this. If you are singing Amhrán na bhFiann, you are singing "no more our ancient sireland/ Shall shelter the despot or the slave". Courage: Denise Chaila . With as much sincerity as I can muster. Limerick musician Denise Chaila has urged that racist comments online should not be ignored. This is the place where I came to find myself. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. Rí Rá 4. Chaila Lyrics: I do what I want with my pronouns / Keep it low key on my profile / I raise the bar when I come through / You already know it’s gonna go down / My name’s not that hard to pronounce © RTÉ 2020. We are here. Other Voices ‘Courage’ has garnered a fantastic global response since it began on the 23rd of April, with over half a million viewers tuning in worldwide to date. #weekend listen: Limerick Lady Podcast #24 Denise Chaila: Do Your Dishes In A Crown. RTÉ.ie is the website of Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland's National Public Service Media. Dr Kaunda was in Limerick in November the year we gained independence. Describing herself as a “pocket-sized dreamer with a planet-sized voice”, Limerick-based artist Denise Chaila blends rap, spoken word, and Irish and Zambian culture to brilliant effect. Her music blends spoken word and rap to give voice to a transatlantic odyssey exploring identity, belonging, and home. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. CHAILA 2. 240 Followers. “I have been running from one extreme end of the spectrum to the other, feeling everything,” she says. It’s a sound that you can’t predict…, Monthly Listeners: 58460, Where People Listen: Dublin, London, Cork, Limerick, Bristol . Denise Chaila is described as “an Afro-Diasporan rapper, singer and poet. D enise Chaila is at her producer’s home studio in Limerick, trying to keep her feet on the ground during the whirlwind that has been 2020. Amongst those who fight to sustain their freedom, there is a shared bond. Down 11. They did it because their integrity didn’t demand perfection from them, it just demanded commitment and sincerity. And at a time when external rhetoric would seek to divide us based on our differences I think it’s valuable to remember that the safest way to protect culture and heritage is by protecting each other. We need your consent to load this rte-player content. Three of whom walked the streets of Limerick city and raised their voices or raised hell or raised each other up as the moment demanded. Denise Chaila entered the picture in 2016 when she performed on ‘Isn’t Dinner Nice’, an iron fist in a velvet glove condemnation of casual and not so casual misogyny. I didn’t even know what that meant at the time but it sent a shock of relief and awe through me which was so breathtaking I could’ve cried. Who your mother looked up to as a small child? He waved his white handkerchief and marched with people on the streets I walk. Sometimes smooth and warm, sometimes bloodied and raw, singing the same song that our elders sang. This is the place that found me. The moment reminded them of KK. Move 5. Dr Kenneth David Kaunda, affectionately known as KK or 'The Old Man’ to his closest, was the first president of Zambia and the man who won the freedom of our nation in 1964. The willingness to show up and be there. Chaila 2. Denise Chaila is an Afro-Diasporan rapper, singer and poet. Please, The subscription details associated with this account need to be updated. 3 Tracks. In Limerick. He went to the Crescent College, where my siblings attended secondary school as he was close to the Jesuit priests who ran it. We need your consent to load this YouTube contentWe use YouTube to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. This is the artist’s second hit in 2020, following after her previous song “Down”. World-building over 808’s. When we recognise that everything they did is within our power to achieve too. The fact that Chaila was able to convey the sentiment of a nation in one perfect line displays both the depth and skill of the Irish MC. Not a freedom fighter, but the freedom fighter. And it’s likely not just limited to Zambia. Ba Zambia Chipolopolo. As long as there are people who feel you must deny your complexity, live on a binary and ‘pick a side’, it will always be essential. Denise Chaila: "there's nothing too new about us "new Irish" at all" Remembering that reminds me of the power that we all have when we stop making demigods of … Searching for definitions of ‘home’ that would not require me to deny my experiences and relationships and unique journey in order to fit a mould- a stereotype- of what’s expected of a Zambian or an Irish person. As we are. The most buzzed Irish artist of 2020, Denise Chaila released not a debut album but a debut mixtape today, that sets out the artist’s intent for herself and her music. Denise recently appeared on RTE's late late show and wowed the audience with her performance. Denise Chaila. October 02, 2020 “I’m all vulnerable all the time and that’s just where I live every day, every second of my life,” says Zambia-born, Limerick-raised rapper Denise Chaila . … She is one of the acts appearing on Ireland in Music on RTÉ One on December 29th at 8pm, The views expressed here are those of the author and do not represent or reflect the views of RTÉ. Step forward Denise Chaila, the new Queen (or Pharaoh as she’d prefer) of Limerick and the shining light throughout one of the most turbulent times in Irish music history. Does belonging mean that you must have a certain accent or skin colour or religious belief? Her father is a neurologist and her mother works as a radiographer, so her family home “looks like a bleach bomb has hit it” throughout the pandemic. Please review their details and accept them to load the content.Manage Preferences, Denise Chaila performs "Chaila" at Other Voices Courage at the National Gallery. ” Refusing to let either one define her entire being. As we know from our podca… Stream Tracks and Playlists from Denise Chaila on your desktop or mobile device. Ordinary and extraordinary and human all at once. ‘Holy Grail’ is a song to uplift. We use comcast-player to manage extra content that can set cookies on your device and collect data about your activity. To know that Irish history is Zambian history and vice versa. MuRli This 11 track mixtape is Chaila's first body of work to be released since her two-track 2019 EP, 'Duel Citizenship'. Fresh off her debut EP ‘Duel Citizenship', Denise Chaila is poised to change Irish hip-hop. Move 5. In Limerick. The rapper-poet’s career took off following her single Chaila, which became a radio hit of the summer. A fire, a connection, a unifying purpose. He went to those who had been there from the start. I will have written this piece many times by the time it reaches you. We need your consent to load this Spotify content. Limerick. Alongside this nationwide validation for her work, the singer has, like all of us, been contending with Covid. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. Anseo 9. Denise Chaila has realised that she “can be comfortable in non-definition.” The Limerick-based rapper describes her Zambian-Irish heritage as her “hyphenated identities. The ‘e’ in Duel Citizenship is deliberate. No blacks, no dogs, no Irish, right? Please review their details and accept them to load the content. Denise Chaila is an Afro-Diasporan singer and poet represented by Narolane Records. Written By Denise Chaila. https://www.limerickpost.ie/2020/06/12/new-video-denise-chaila-chaila A complete rejection of the globally debilitating narrative of colonisation and grief and loss. Please review their details and accept them to load the content. In Joyce’s eternal present, collapsing history and our fears for the future and holding fast to the power of who we are right now. Live from the National Gallery of Ireland . This is our aisling. In her breakthrough track Copper Bullet, Denise Chaila succinctly described the thriving hip-hop scene in Ireland. Denise Chaila, Category: Artist, Albums: GO Bravely, Singles: Out the Gaff, Holy Grail, Chaila, Duel Citizenship, Top Tracks: Anseo, Out the Gaff, Chaila, Copper Bullet, Holy Grail, Biography: What’s Irish rap? Outsider YP 6. She hails from Chikankata, Zambia, and is now based in Limerick, Ireland. The Limerick-based hip-hop, grime, and rapper has been making her mark on the Irish music scene and has an exciting future ahead! If you are singing the national anthem of Zambia, you are proclaiming that you and those you sing with are "victors in the struggle for the right/ We’ve won freedom’s fight/ All one, strong and free.". Just demanded commitment and sincerity Collins or Dr Martin Luther King was alive! In 2020, following after her previous song “ Down ” ” Refusing to let one. 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