4th September, Hip Hop Special, 19:00 Donauinsel, Reichsbrücke
This is the artist:
Gazal is a Vienna rapper, who was born in Iran and grew up in Linz. She made her musical debut in 2020 and immediately caused quite a stir. For Gazal not only convinces her audiences with smooth tracks, but also has a political and a feminist message. As a queer woman with a migration background she celebrates diversity. She stands for hip hop without sexism and macho posturing.
This is her style:
Gazal sings songs that give you a lust for life. And also provide food for thought. She sounds international but is firmly anchored in Vienna. One of her best-known songs is “Wien Oida” (Hi Vienna).
You’re guaranteed to sing along to this hit:
Gazal is currently working hard on her new album, which will appear in autumn. In March, she published the song “irgendwann” (sometime), which has real hit potential. The song is about female solidarity, about forming bands together and not letting the system grind you down. You can already start practicing the chorus: “Alle meine Ladies schreien im Chor / Schaut uns an, wir steigen empor / Empowerment bringt das hervor, bringt das hervor” (All my ladies shout as one / Look at us, we’re rising up / This is what empowerment does).