Women In Music (WIM) Tanzania has announced the establishment of its chapter as part of the WIM global network, which aims to educate, empower and advance women in music.
Established in 1985, Women In Music is an NPO committed to advancing equality, visibility and opportunities for women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment and recognition.
WIM Tanzania will join hands with other chapters worldwide as it seeks to champion equality and provide support to create a more inclusive and equitable music industry. It is the third African WIM chapter after South Africa and Nigeria.
Young Music Boss founder Jusnah Gadi and Boomplay Tanzania general manager Natasha Stambuli will lead the chapter as co-chairs. Entertainment lawyer Annamary Ishengoma has been named as vice-chairwoman of membership while talent manager Sandra Brown will be the vice-chairwoman of communications. Creative director Klaire Karolyn Mees is the vice-chairwoman of events.
“I am very excited about the launch of WIM Tanzania,” Gadi said. “This development will undoubtedly reshape the sector, opening up unprecedented opportunities for female musicians and music professionals in Tanzania. Aligned with our core, we’re poised to empower women in music who are hugely underrepresented by equipping them with the knowledge, tools and networks to compete globally and revolutionise their presence in the industry.”
WIM Tanzania membership is open to all women artists and executives as well as stakeholders who share the common goal of fostering equality and growth for women in the music industry. The Tanzania chapter says it will provide a platform for networking, education and collaboration, with the ultimate goal of seeing more women leaders in the music business.
“With a very low number of females in the music industry, we hope this chapter will help educate and encourage more women to come forward and take ownership, change the narratives and bridge the gap,” Stambuli said.
“Through WIM Tanzania, members and the wider community can access valuable resources, share strategies and find solutions to challenges that women face in the music industry.”
Source : Music In Africa