The Shanghai DJ crew giving femme and non-binary individuals space on the stage — Time Out

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— by Elena Robidoux: Like so many professional spheres, DJ culture and music production began as a boys’ club with little to no female admittance. While the visibility of women in the industry may be improving, only 5 percent of established producers and DJs active today are in fact female.

Although the norm remains androcentric, people worldwide are working to disrupt that ecosystem and provide space for women and underrepresented groups to excel. In Shanghai, Amber Akilla, a Chinese-Australian DJ and creative and her partner Lhaga Koondhor, a Tibetan-Swiss national of the same occupation, are doing just that through their co-run NVSHU女术 workshop…

Image courtesy of Time Out/Mathilde Agius

June 3 2019

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