Just two months after the launch of Womxn In Music and the corresponding eagerly-attended event A Night of Talented Womxn, which took place in Cape Town, the Johannesburg edition has its turn this Friday.
Hosted at The Tennis Club, the event looks to extend its celebration of incredible womxn in the music and design industry, as well as the people that surround them and support them, to the Gauteng capital.
The line-up maintains some consistency with reprise performances from Cape Town alt-pop outfit Diamond Thug led by Chantel Van T and electro-pop soundstress Moonchild Sanelly, and invites some familiar local Joburg faces such as future-soul sister-duo Kajama, Pussy Party founder Rosie Parade, soulful electronic duo LUMA (consisting of Jenny Dison formerly of Bye Beneco and LEEU), founder of #FemaleDJNetwork Lady Zeejay, and relative newcomer DJ duo Oh Those Guys.
Cape Town-based Amy Ayanda was also set to perform with her band, forming part of their tour to Joburg to celebrate the release of their latest EP Ab Ovo (out today, Thursday 26 October), but have had to cancel their trip due to unforeseen family circumstances.
Last week saw Not Sorry Club’s fourth edition take on the Function 1 system at Reset in Cape Town with aplomb – in spite of resistance from the boys club in the city – further entrenching its position as a femme-centric stronghold in the electronic music sphere. Considering that victory, having A Night of Talented Womxn JHB Edition take place a week later across the country, and stretching its focus to live music, really speaks to the relentless commitment of some truly inspiring womxn to developing a more inclusive, less male-dominated industry. We can only imagine that Friday will be another incredible addition to a string of events which, together, are steadily developing the valuable tangibility of an even more valuable greater movement.