Women and event organisation
Organising music events is an area that is dominated by men. Our aim is to change this and work more with women, to give women a strong role. This approach has been present since the beginning of our project, and we have had women in many kinds of roles, including working as security guards.
This approach aims at offering opportunities to women, but it also creates a comfortable atmosphere for women who attend these events.
This approach is also a natural continuity in terms of Cape Verdean music. Many of the most known Cape Verdean artists are women – such as Cesária Évora – and women also have a very important role in the traditional Cape Verdean music such as batuque. However, we aim at working with women with all kinds of backgrounds and not only with Cape Verdean women.