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Devilish damsels – Women in Music

- women in music

«Dagens Dynamitt» (Dynamite of the Day). Devilish Damsels – women in music

For many artists, music is a struggle for freedom. In many places in the world, the women’s struggle for artistic freedom, is simultaneously a fight for women’s rights. This is a forgotten perspective when speaking of affirmative action and gender balance in the music industry. Therefore, we ask the questions: What is the social, economic and practical challenges facing female musicians, producers and managers in the international playing field? How do these mechanisms differ in different national contexts? What similarities and trends do we see? And how do these challenges affect the music being created, for better or worse?

Elen-Marie “The Student” Meggison Tandberg (NO)
on «gender, culture and human rights»

In the ring:
Miss Bolivia (AR) – artist, activist
Maxida Märak (SE), artist, activist
Paula Rivera (AR)- manager, arts producer
Åsa Hamneståhl (SE) – producer, Swedish Embassy in Mexico
Birgitte Mandelid (NO) – marketing executive and booking, Øya festival
Rita Ray (UK) – club DJ, broadcaster (BBC), curator, performer and compiler
Anne Hilde Neset (NO) – artistic director, NyMusikk, contributing editor
Danielle Pender (UK) – founder and editor of Riposte magazine and curator

Kristin Danielsen, Director Deichmanske Library

Pop-up concert:
Maxida Märak (SE)

Ferdigsnakka will present a work curated for the seminar.

NB: Limited seating. RSVP to

In collaboration with Nobels Fredssenter, FerdigsnakkaRiddu Riđđu, Balansekunst and Fett

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