For March 8th, International Woman Day, let’s highlight new Inspirational Women Who Sound So Beautiful
Women with Soul, women worth gold
Women too fine to be confined, in the tiny box that should define their size
Women big enough to be the boss
Women rise, women bright,
Born a princess, grown up a queen, Baby girl about to be a Lady in this world
Manhood is a journey, womanhood is another one
Real men recognize real women
For a man’s world nothing without a woman, or a girl.
CHILLA (France, Lyon)
Lors d’une précédente interview sur Sounds So Beautiful, l’artiste confiait “J’aime l’idée d’accorder un thème, une idée à une femme… Inconsciemment c’est sûrement plus facile pour moi de me projeter dans la description d’Une Femme que d’un homme…”
Puis un jour, elle nous fit la surprise de sortir un single pour le moins original : Si J’étais un homme.
Fallait-il s’attendre à un tel renversement de situation dès son premier freestyle officiel (Indigo) dans lequel elle prévient “Il n’ya pas de place dans le game pour les femmes, je retourne la donne et vous donne du glam”.
LIZ LOUGHREY (Toronto, Canada)
More than a song, it’s a movement wth a Reggae feel recalling the everlasting spirit of Freedom of Bob Marley: ‘Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Give Up The Fight’.
Written and produced in Miami by Liz Loughrey, Adrian X (The Weeknd, Drake, Kylie Minogue) and Supa Dups (Drake, Party Next Door, Mary J Blige),
“The #RiseUpMovement is all about telling the stories of people who are positively impacting the world and encouraging people of all ages and walks of life to Rise Up in their communities.
We turn on the news and are constantly bombarded with negativity and so it’s easy to feel powerless,
But the #RiseUpMovement is spreading the message that we can do amazing things when we work together.. when we make LOVE our theme, and PEACE our goal”.
Liz doesn’t just talk the talk, but she walks the walk too, as she’s created Rise Up Workshops, visiting schools across the country to encourage youth to think outside the box and start making their own positive impact on their community.
DIANA GORDON (New York, Queens)
Her single Woman, released this last December 7th, is an uplifting anthem.
The lyrics celebrate Woman’s identity, highlighting their bossy kind, independent, enduring, life and love giving,…
This is the song to awaken the beauty and the genius in all women.
A feminist anthem that elevates every female individual to the equal stage with every man, even putting females at a higher position:
“I know you the man, but don’t forget where you come from”
KATHLEEN LARA TAYLOR (South Africa // Los Angeles, California)
R.E.S.P.E.C.T., women are still searching for it in these streets,
While the street is watching, too many eyeing men are losing sight on what is right
Kathleen Lara Taylor, Los Angeles-based blues/rock singer songwriter, coming from Cape Town, South Africa,
Feels this way sometimes, when she’s walking in the Hollywood Boulevard.
Therefore, she wrote a few words so she can roar her Woman’s Rage, an honest song
Every woman who’s been bothered or harassed by men in the streets shall relate to.
All proceeds from the single are being donated to Women for Women International – an organization which seeks to empower and uplift women who have fallen victim to violence in conflict zones.
KATIE FERRARA (Los Angeles)
A woman not afraid to make the jump and be a Dream Catcher.
A busker, traveler (“I found that being a solo female traveler is not as scary as it seems and I would definitely recommend more women to try it because when you travel alone, you meet so many people and truly experience your surroundings”. – Katie Ferrara, in a previous interview)
And an entrepreneur inspiring with her her music.
“There was something really important I discovered about the creative process—that you’ll never make anything meaningful if you are just trying to impress people.”
And her success:
“Being a street performer is hard at times because most people I meet have such skewed ideas to why we do it.”
But “I became sponsored by several companies including Mackie and TC Helicon and from my submission video, I’ve been asked to do several others by a production company in Los Angeles documenting street musicians.”
JAMILA WOODS (Chicago)
Jamila Woods is an inspirational artist, and behind her beautiful and empowering voice, is a woman full of substance.
Artist, poet singer/songwriter, and activist, her works and Freedom songs happen to be another blessing for the community of Black young women.
She Don’t really Care_1_Luv is an anthem for black girls from Queens,
A poem for Black womanhood in New York: be proud of that Black Girl Magic, let your light shine.
In September, he celebrated the love for everyday Black women with a special documentary, showcasing his new song Love Star.
Finally the art cover makes it even more explicit, the double picture of this woman, embellishing her Afro, a visual poem for the Black Lady.
Tracks like Unfamiliar emphasizes the idea of love for women and of how fly they are:
You too fly, never should you hide your wings
The awakening, let’s keep breaking things
Breaking rules, breaking laws, breaking through Breaking walls
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