Friday, July 25, 2014
On Route to the Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song
I'm currently packing all the items that are on my list. I've got food, a tent, bedding, my guitar and various other odds and ends that I will need for the weekend. I'm heading to Lockeport, NS today for the Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song.
Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm performing during a Songwriters Circle with Kim Harris, Alyssa Leblanc & Chelsea Nickerson. It is an understatement to say that I am excitement. I love the fact that this festival's focus is female artists in various formats; music, dance, art! I'm proud to be a part of something that creates opportunities in a world that is male driven. There is a far greater percentage of published male recording artists than female and it isn't because we aren't playing. There is just a smaller margin of available opportunities for women. It has improved over the years, but we still have a long way to go.
I was listening to an interview on CBC with Kate Nash a summer or two ago. She had stated a mind blowing statistic, that in England, only 14% of all published recording artists were female. It blew my mind! While the numbers may vary from location to location, it is a window into the difficulties faced by female musicians. But alas, we are not limited by these things, it just means we have to be a little creative sometimes.
Here is the event schedule! There is still time to get a ticket. I hope to see you there, be sure to say hello!