Black Female Representation in Music

Date: 08/03/22

Time: 17:30

Location: Brussels

Description : AB Talks Black Female Representation in Music

Organization/Artist: Ancienne Belgique

Event Link: click here

Location: Ancienne Belgique

Time: 18:30-20:00

Language: EN

In honour of Black History Month in Belgium and International Women’s Day, we join forces with Black History Month Belgium (BHM) to discuss the importance of black female representation in the music world. An international panel will assemble in the AB Club on 8 March.

Our collective musical history - and future - would look extremely bleak without the incredible work and pioneering repertoires of black women. However, even today there remains a lack of diversity at all levels and in all sections of the music industry.

Not only are black women underrepresented, they are also paid less than their white (female) colleagues and often faced with racism in the workplace. In honour of Black History Month in Belgium and International Women’s Day, we will be talking to various experts and women with such experiences about discriminatory mechanisms in the music business.

We will be looking at the difficulties black female artists have to deal with in building their careers and how this affects their mental health. We will also be talking about the importance of increasing the representation of black women in the music industry, both behind the scenes and on stage, and look at potential solutions.

This Talk is organised by AB and Black History Month Belgium. On 8 March, International Women’s Day, we are bringing together an international panel of artists, diversity workers and change makers in the AB Club. The speakers will be announced soon. Attendance is free but you must register. There will be a limited number of tickets, but you will also be able to follow the Talk via livestream.