16 August 2018
Are the challenges that women have to face in the music industry bigger? Specially in the jamaican music? The figure of woman that has to demonstrate much more, that has to speak loudly and show herself as not just an artist, but also because of her woman condition. The dancehall caribbean artist Koffee and the spanish artist Inés Pardo get together at the Reggae University of Rototom Sunsplash in order to talk about the figure of woman and their own experience in the music world.
An encounter with many significance. Not only because the festival gives the opportunity to listen to reggae artists, but because it becomes a speaker for women and also it gives them more visibility.
Two women that represent two generations.They are the reflection of many others. From those who stand up on a stage and also those just find someone to be reflected by. The importance of these encounters is to demonstrate that women have always been there and it’s becoming more important that they get back their role.
Koffee and Inés talk to us as women and about women. About stereotypes and rules built up by the society. But there is much more. As artists they also share their sensations: “The bass power, rumbling in your body and closing the eyes”, Inés Pardo say every time that she puts herself in front of the bass. And what to say of Koffee always bringing a contagious attitude to all the Reggae University
Having the opportunity ton hear these two artists is like a huge spotlight to a realilty where women finally gets their role as artists as they have always been. And the 25th anniversay of Rototom becomes a perfect showcase, next to artists like Spice, Bad Gyal, Mo’Kalamity, Hollie Cook, Nina Zilli, Paula Bu, Emma Youth and Rafeelya.
Woman do reggae.
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