Women And Identity In Reggae Music

Choosing to challenge

Sonjah Stanley Niaah by Joseph Wellington
Simone Harris
Tandra Jhagroo
Sevana Siren
ZJ Sparks
  • event type:WOMEX 20 Conference Session
  • date:27 Apr 2021
  • time:16:00 - 17:00 CEST
  • venue:online
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

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Chaired by Sonjah Stanley Niaah (Jamaica), senior lecturer, cultural studies, Institute of Caribbean Studies and Reggae Studies Unit
with Simone Harris (Jamaica), creative industries consultant & activist, 360 ARTISTS;
Tandra Jhagroo, "Lytes" (Jamaica), studio owner, mix engineer and a&r, Zen Studio Jamaica;
Sevana Siren (Jamaica), singer, The Indiggnation Collective;
Tricia Spence aka 'ZJ Sparks' (Jamaica), media practitioner

This all-women panel will look into issues of class, gender and identity politics in Jamaican music. In particular, the conference will include perspectives of women representing diverse voices in Jamaican music, voices that are often not seen or heard. This session will be attended by sound engineer Tandra Jhagroo, Tricia Spence aka 'ZJ Sparks', artist manager and administrator Simone Harris, and young female recording artist Sevana to speak on gender and sexual identity in Jamaican and international music space.

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