Did you know that less than 5% of the world’s sounds are produced by women? Terri Winston, the executive director of Women’s Audio mission explains that this means whenever you watch a favorite TV show, tune in to the radio, or listen to music, there is a high chance that less than 5% of that content has been produced by a women. Just take a minute to imagine a world where women are producing at least 50% of all the content. Just imagine the different forms of messaging we would see in the media. Can you even imagine what this world would look like? That’s why I am excited to introduce you to my guest, Lubiana… a master Kora player and an up and coming singer and songer-writer. She has travelled through many cultures to find herself and is here to share the beautiful sounds of the Kora, and to talk about music, multiculturalism, and finding your voice in the world.
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What You’ll Learn
Join us on a journey of Lubiana’s past as she tells us of her summers in Cameroon, how live differed in Belgium, and how this mix of traditions and cultures shaped her into the woman she is today. I was delighted to have the chance to sit down with Lubiana and found her calm, genuine, and insightful. Her openness about her personal identity, culture, and spirituality is eye-opening and awe-inspiring, not an episode to be missed!
The Best Quotes Of The Show
My mom, she is an artist… And I think she also wanted me to just, you know, yeah. Create, invent my own world and not just watch TV all day long. So I feel like that’s why she made sure that I was aware of all the different ways I could express myself.
For me, my music is really about giving tributes to where I come from and all those people who made it me possible for me to be here today, you know?
I feel like it’s part of me finding myself because I always had this feeling about not really belonging anywhere, being like, in the middle. I feel like now that I found the Kora, or the Kora found me, I feel like I’m playing this instrument, I’m kind of bringing back my true culture in a really organic way and I’m really thankful for that.
- Women’s Audio Mission
- Diversity in the music industry
- Female Singer Songwriter and producers are outnumbered
- Lubiana Official Website
- Toumani Diabate
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