Behind the Scenes is the new series by COSMOS, Le Guess Who?’s hybrid platform, in which we dive into local stories from across the world together with our global partners.
Here, we talk to the people behind the video content that was created for the latest COSMOS installment to learn more about their local cultural scenes; their creative processes while creating these films, and the artists they highlight.
Behind the Scenes in Goa, India: "The perfect place to run away to"
Following different collaborations with Le Guess Who?, including for LGW Embassy: Goa, India which debuted last November, COSMOS talks to Rana Ghose (REProduce) about risk-taking as a focus area; instinct as a curatorial aspect and how Goa differs from the rest of India. As one artist chimes in: "Everyone is allowed to be free here".
Behind the Scenes in China: "Maybe we can rebuild something here"
We discuss LGW Embassy: China with Ivan Zhang two days before the Chinese New Year: a talk about BIE Music’s COSMOS collaboration and the diversity found in local music scenes across China; how going back to basics can also be a way forward; and how China is not the cloistered cultural island many think of it to be.
Behind the Scenes in Pernambuco, Brazil: "I have these stories in my mind"
For our first article, COSMOS goes Behind the Scenes in Pernambuco, Brazil. We talk to Ana Garcia and Benke, the people behind Coquetel Molotov to discuss the local music scene in the city of Caruaru; how their involvement in COSMOS became Coquetel Molotov’s first musical incubator; and diversity as a guiding principle.
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