BRIT and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Mahalia launches Sisters in Sound, a workshop and event series curated by Small Green Shoots, a youth-led charity. As a part of Dr. Martens’ Tough As You enterprise, a grassroots platform that aids up-and-coming artists in taking the first step into the music industry. Sisters in Sound is the first project featured in this initiative.
Directly addressing the inequality of opportunities in music production and the Dj scenes, Sisters in Sound are inviting women of colour to sign up and learn from the very best in the game with a series of workshops, finishing with a live showcase event on International Women’s Day at the Tileyard Gallery, in North London.
The project includes 4 interactive workshops covering music production, content editing, live event management, and DJing, taught by industry professionals.
Mahalia herself was supported by Small Green Shoots founder, Natalie Wade who helped secure her first manager and mentored her through the journey. Mahlia is passionate about paving the way for the next generation entering the industry, on a joint mission to address challenges that women from minority communities are faced with. They hope to do so by providing these opportunities to women of colour, creating an equal representation.
Mahalia said “I honestly couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the Tough As You initiative. Supporting an organisation like Small Green Shoots just felt right to me. After all of the help and support that they directly gave to me when I was a brand-new artist, getting to do something like this with them really is a full-circle moment. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone taking part and can’t wait to see the showcase!”
Mahalia invites young women of colour aged 16-24 to sign up!
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