The duo Eve Crazy & Mar Yo will be performing in two concerts during December

The Senegalese rap artist Eve Crazy (Awa Sané) and Marjo Smolander have been working on new songs together for the upcoming album of the duo. The duo will present their new music live in Joensuu and Helsinki on the following dates:

Thursday, 1 December. Sointula, Joensuu. At 20.00, tickets 5 € (duo): https://www.facebook.com/events/818379232702531/

Saturday, 10 December. Helsinki, Vuotalo. At 18.00, tickets 10/8 € (together with a band): http://www.vuotalo.fi/fi/tapahtumat/event/555843A0E35FF49D9E5EDCA69E7CDF19/Eve_Crazy___Mar_Yo__levynjulkaisukeikka

Video footage of Eve Crazy & Mar Yo performing live at the opening party of Etnosoi! festival on 4 November 2022 (Tanner, Helsinki). If the video is not working, please accept all the cookies first and try again after that.

Mini seminar at Etnosoi! festival on November 12th 2022

Welcome to hear the latest news of our project, and also more broadly about women musicians’ activities in Mali and Senegal, on Saturday, November 12th 2022 starting at 3 p.m. in Global Music Centre in Helsinki (Hämeentie 34 D, entrance in the courtyard)! This mini seminar is part of Etnosoi! festival. The seminar will be held mainly in Finnish (more info in the Finnish language version).

Music crossing borders on Fri, 9. Sept 2022

We will have an afterparty for the Crossing Borders in Music and Research seminar at Tenho Restobar in Kallio. The concert is open to everyone, even if you are not attending the seminar. There will be several musical performances that all cross borders in one way or another. The musical styles are mostly from Latin America and West Africa. The first band starts at 19.00 and the main act Jaranas del Norte will begin at about 20.30.

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Cholita Futurism in Bolivia

Musiciana and researcher  Siboné Oroza talks about her doctoral research in Bolivia and the documentary film “When I’m on Stage, I Rule” based on the research. The film première was in April in Helsinki.

Women – Music – Futures

International symposium at the University of Helsinki

March 9th and 10th 2023

Pre-symposium concert on March 8th, International Women’s Day

Call for Proposals

In many communities around the world, women are important culture bearers fostering the transmission of local traditions to future generations. However, women also forge new roles in their communities in order to express themselves and to get their voices heard. In these efforts for empowerment, music can serve as a tool for refashioning oneself and one’s place in society, thereby building futures that might not have been possible otherwise. Music also frequently serves as a space for imagination and dreaming, for experimentation with alternative ideas about the past, the present, and the future.

The aim of this symposium is to discuss the agency of women musicians worldwide, and the ways in which they use music to construct imaginary or real futures for themselves. Often working in patriarchal environments and restricted by social norms and expectations of their communities, women demonstrate significant resilience and creativity as they seek to create space for musical activities. In this regard, mutual support and networks between women are important. Sometimes women choose music because it provides a platform for presenting their views and/or influencing their communities in ways that would not be allowed otherwise.

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Crossing Borders in Music and Research

Helsinki, Friday, September 9th 2022

Tieteiden talo (House of Sciences and Letters), Kirkkokatu 6, room 504

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

This seminar aims to bring together researchers and musicians whose work involves crossing national, cultural, social and/or musical borders. Musicians cross borders in artistic encounters, but also researchers in the field of ethnomusicology commonly participate in the musical practices of their research collaborators. The World Wide Women project team has noticed that border-crossing raises similar questions for musicians and researchers, especially as they seek to enter respectful research and work relationships with their collaborators. We have found that ethically and politically accountable research and/or artistic practices involve thinking hard about the various ways in which global and local power structures such as racism, gender ideologies, cultural appropriation, and access to resources affect one’s work. However, rather than focusing on problems caused by structural inequalities, our desire is to learn from the insights that the participants have gained during their research and/or artistic projects.

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