15 August 2018
Analyzing the role of women in the music industry, and particularly reggae music, is the goal of the projection and talk that are being hold at the session that opens its doors this Thursday 16th of August at the Reggae University. At 5.00p.m Vera Carrión’s documentary Las que faltaban will be projected, and it presents how the world of music is controlled by the patriarchy for the purpose of rebelling against it. The images are a glance from the inside of the music outlook about life experiences of women that are a part of it. A short and collective story about being a woman in this area. About the roles, the discrimination, the models, the feminism.
Following the same topic, the session continues at 6.00p.m with I’m a rock. Women in Modern-Day Reggae and Dancehall. A talk that will put together one of the highest exponents of Jamaican dancehall Spice, with Koffee’s, a young promise in the Caribbean island, and with Inés Pardo’s, one of the most special voices in the national reggae. The three of them will be acting the same night at the different stages in the festival, in the first day of the 25 Years Walking Together. Hours before there will be a pause at the Reggae University to show the double effort than many female artist have to make in order to be heard in the music industry mainly dominated by men. In this first face-to-face of the Reggae University we will explore the tough reality of those who face their double condition of artist and woman, working for consolidating their career on contemporary genre such as roots reggae or dancehall.