BRIT and Grammy-nominated Mahalia has announced the Sisters in Sound workshop and event series for young women of colour that targets inequality in the industry in the DJ and music production scenes.
Sisters in Sound has been created by youth-led charity, Small Green Shoots which Mahalia is supporting as part of her mentorship with Dr. Martens’ Tough As You project alongside Kojey Radical. Workshops will be held at the end of February in London for women wanting to learn DJing, music production, event production and content/video editing–culminating in a live showcase on 8th March (International Women’s Day) at Tileyard in Kings Cross.
The project aims to accelerate the ascent of underrepresented artists, collectives and grassroots organisations via a range of support, including one-to-one industry guidance, financial assistance and help with realising their creative visions. Through increasing access to creative opportunities, Dr. Martens continues its six decades at the forefront of subculture.
After being signed at 13, Mahalia herself was once supported by Small Green Shoots founder, Natalie Wade who mentored her through the process. Passionate about paving the way for the next generation of young WOC entering the industry, the two are on a united mission to address the challenges that women from minority communities often face, aiming to change the music industry by creating a more equal representation for WOC musicians.
If you’re interested in the initiative you can sign up here.