Mahalia announces Sisters In Sound supporting young women of colour in music
BRIT and Grammy nominated artist Mahalia has announced Sisters in Sound, a workshop and event series to support young women of colour in accessing the music industry.
Created by youth-led charity Small Green Shoots, over four interactive workshops successful applicants will be taught skills by industry professionals which cover DJing, music production, content editing and live event management, culminating in a live showcase on International Women’s Day at London’s Tileyard in Kings Cross.
The series aims to address the gender and race imbalance in the DJ and production scenes and, as with previous initiatives under the Tough As You umbrella, aims to help accelerate the careers of underrepresented artists through a range of support, industry guidance, financial assistance and more.
Mahalia herself was supported by Small Green Shoots Founder, Natalie Wade, who helped her find a manager and mentored her after she was signed at 13 years old. Mahalia hopes to break down barriers for the next generation of young women of colour in music and change the face of the industry in terms of equal representation and opportunities.
Sisters in Sound has been made possible with the help of Dr. Martens as part of their Tough As You initiative, which aims to empower and support creative communities.