“Femininity is cherished and exploited in the music industry. Producers make their fortunes by selling a version of feminine sexual perfection and we see this through comments such as ‘You sound ok but you just don’t have the right look’ which is mentioned in TV music competitions. The winner goes through a complete make-over with additional air brushing to personify ultimate beauty and achievement. But then, years later, what happens when the menopause hits?”
I bring today a lockdown sax performance! This time, I’m covering “Kingston Town” by Lord Creator.
On August 9th this year, I performed at the Association of Jamaican Nationals service of praise and thanksgiving, for the 58th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Safety measures and lockdown were more strict at that moment, so the concert was held over Zoom and YouTube Live and my performance was pre-recorded.
As the director of Cafemnee, I am proud to present ‘Time for My Music’, an online community group that evolved from the virtual activities we made during the lockdown and that aims to offer a space for females in music to connect, share, learn and advance themselves.
I am about to close the slots for the online sax lessons. The form and calendar will be open until July 31st. Go to the lessons page to find all the information, prices and how to book. If you know of someone who could benefit from this last opportunity, give me a shout!
For some time now, two different Spotify accounts pop up when you search for my name in the platform, which, understandably, has caused some confusion. To fix that, here I come to present you my official Spotify account, where you will always find my music to play, along with several playlists of recommended artists that I am organizing just for you.
Are you new here and just found out about my podcast Success Beyond The Score? Or maybe you listened to the first episodes and lost track of it afterwards. Even if you are a regular listener (thank you for your support!) this recap will be useful to easily find the themes that you want to review and save them for later.
We now have a platform with private forums where members can share exercises and WIPs for others to provide feedback. We have a gallery of lessons that they can revisit whenever they want. We had videocalls and shared screenings, we learned together to use a wide arrangement of virtual tools. It was enriching, it was empowering, and it allowed us to rise together against the challenge of the pandemic.
So far, it has been lovely to give sax lessons through the internet. It has opened a lot of possibilities for both students and me, and I must say I deeply enjoy seeing how people who would not get back to their instrument under normal circumstances, give it a chance now and rediscover their voice.