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A call for young women instrumentalists to audition for Thandiswa Mazwai’s new All Woman Band.
Leading musician Thandiswa Mazwai is seeking the brightest and most talented women instrumentalists to audition for her all new, all female band.
This opportunity is based on the need to affirm and foreground talented female musicians in South Africa who face challenges in a predominantly male run industry. As women instrumentalists tend to be a marginalised category within the music industry, this initiative seeks to provide an opportunity for them to play and tour in a professional setting.
This women’s month, Thandiswa seeks to take on the challenge of creating spaces and opportunities for female musicians, with the aim of slowly bringing about gender equality within the music industry.
Date: 1‐3 August, 2012; 10 am ‐ 4pm
Venue: Bassline, Johannesburg
Instrumentalists only (including DJs). Prospective candidates must prepare 3 of Thandiswa’s songs and 1 song of their own choice to show off their style and flair.
Prospective candidates can interact with Thandiswa via her facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/KingThaAllWomanBand in the run up to the auditions.
Winners will be announced on August 5th, 2012.