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Girls Rock! DC Empowers Our Community with Accessible Music Education for Youth and Adults

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Girls Rock! DC is a music and social justice education program in Washington, DC for young people and adults that centers and uplifts marginalized identities in music.

Girls Rock! DC is a music and social justice education program in Washington, DC for young people between the ages of eight and 18 that centers and uplifts marginalized identities in music – women, queer, nonbinary, and transgender musicians, especially those who are people of color. I sat down with Girls Rock! DC’s co-executive director Shady Rose – artist, educator, activist, and DC native – who discussed why the nonprofit’s mission is so imperative, and how the organization commits to putting it in action by providing a safe space for these groups, while spreading awareness of the social imbalances in our music world.

Rafaèlla Turns Mysticism into Power with “WOMAN”

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More to Watch London-pop commercial pop singer, Rafaèlla, is feeling darker and moodier than ever with her latest single “WOMAN”. Heavily inspired by current events surrounding women’s rights in the last couple of years, the song channels a sense of simultaneous tenderness, strength, and resilience. There’s a cinematic sense of scale to the song’s ethereal […]

Violinist Mazz Swift Will Join the Multicultural Silkroad Ensemble at George Mason

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History’s Silk Road was a loose network of trade routes between Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Traveling such distances required not only understanding different cultures and languages, but also learning about those peoples’ music along the way. The Silkroad Ensemble, the brainchild of Yo-Yo Ma, brings together musical styles from around the world. The Grammy-winning group will perform “Uplifted Voices” at George Mason University Jan. 29. Join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he sits down with violinist Mazz Swift who shares details on the show, comprised entirely of women and nonbinary artists, as well as their own journey.

Kimberly Shires of Hear Me Roar Studio: “It’s Not a Dude’s Thing”

Kimberly Shires, Female Producer and Owner of Hear Me Roar Studios

A continuing conversation in the music industry is the role of female music producers; today, about 4% of the music producers are women. Kimberly Shires, music producer and owner of Hear Me Roar Studio, is looking to change that statistic. Join contributing writer, Margaret Adams, as she and Shires discuss the industry and how producing music isn’t as hard as it looks. Shires’ deep background with music informed her journey to being a studio owner. She played in an orchestra as a kid, leaning on a classical side for most of her life. After graduating college with a degree in Clarinet, she felt burnt out from music and took a hiatus. “I just pivoted, I changed directions completely and put it away,” Shires said.

The Marsh Family Brings Humor to Menopause in “Biological Clock”

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Recent Articles By Charlie Maybee UK indie pop band (and literal family), The Marsh Family, takes a comedic approach to menopause in their latest single “Biological Clock” which brings a danceable funk groove to the forefront. “This one was an easy song to pitch to the kids because it’s dancy” says lyricist (and patriarch) Ben, […]

HEGAZY Disarm the Male Gaze with New Music Video for “Do You Want Me Now”

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More to Watch By Charlie Maybee The New York based alternative pop rock twins, HEGAZY, have released a brand-new single and music video titled “Do You Want Me Now” which fizzes with growling guitars and pointed vocals. With a slow swinging rhythm, their melodies and harmonies take on a sardonic tone giving the titular question […]

Activism and Autism with Gabrielle Zwi

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Autism can be seen as more of a children’s issue, or a cis white man’s issue. What about autistic adults? Autistic people of color? Autistic women? Autistic LGBTQ+? Learn more about activism, autism, media portrayal, music, and more with Maura Marcellino as she chats with Gabrielle Zwi.

This month can be a tough month for autistic people. Some people tell us we are not normal or complete human beings, while other people are telling us we are superheroes and autism is a superpower when it is not. Autism is not a bad word. Yes it is a disability, but it does not make us any less of a person.

Take a Bite of Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa in “Sweetest Pie”

More to Watch By Maura Marcellino Powerful GRAMMY-award winners and global superstars Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa team up for the certified Hot Girl Anthem for Women’s History Month, “Sweetest Pie.” This liberating track marks their first single of 2022 and the first single off of Megan Thee Stallion’s forthcoming album. “Sweetest Pie” is […]

Marilyn Hucek Celebrates Her Squad with Empowerment Anthem, ‘Girls Girl’

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Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross Ladies, listen up. This one is for you. On February 25, Washington, D.C.-born American-Chilean artist Marilyn Hucek released her latest single, “Girls Girl,” just in time to kick off Women’s History Month. The song is 100% written, produced, and performed by women, including supporting creative elements like photography and graphic […]

Merry Christmas Eve!

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