“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” (Dr. Jane Goodall)
The fight against climate change and environmental protection is everyone's task, but women are increasingly leading it with an overarching goal in mind: to leave a better planet for the next generations.
Green Initiatives and Seeds of Change are bringing people together to celebrate International Women’s Day and the role of women in protecting and upholding of the life on our planet.
Through the medium of music led by all-female musicians we hope to inspire hope and courage to all. All proceeds will be given to two children-focused charities , in the hope of providing more opportunities for our next generation of guardians of nature.
- 18:00-19:00 Registration
- 19:10-19:30 Welcome & Introduction
- 19:30-22:00 Music Performances
- 22:00-22:30 Closing Note / Event Ends 结束
Note: This is a family event - children are most welcome. Kids below 8-years do not need an entrance ticket.
Born in Bulgaria and she has always traveled the world with her music. She is a vocal coach, a sound explorer, as well as a bassist, composer, and recording singer. She has a variety of music expressions, and they are all very mature and spiritually inspired. Her musicality is an artistic attainment related to all musical instruments and styles. Many people who know her say that her voice is her musical instrument. She currently owns two bands in Shanghai: Playray, who often perform soul music, funk and jazz, and the other is Balkan Awareness, who play her own original music. The creative inspiration of these music comes from Bulgaria, who grew up with her. Folk songs, she added her own unique language expression and musical elements.
An Amazigh (Berber) songwriter, singer, guitarist, and percussionist from Morocco. She is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and sings in Amazigh, French, Arabic, Spanish and English. She grew up in the south of Morocco - Agadir - and then made her way to China to share her roots and music with the world. She has performed in many Stages and Festivals: Shanghai JZ festival, Shalanaya, E-midi Festival, Sofar Music, D2 sessions, etc. She has played in Turkey, Morocco, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailaind. Influenced by artists like Nina Simone, Eryka Badu, Hindi Zahra, Rwayss Amazigh, and Ali farka Toure. Sarah writes about Freedom, Amazigh, Touareg people, their history and their nomadic life style.
Immersed in the world of rhythm for 10 years, having initially been attracted by the raw grooves of West African percussion, then expanding her outlook to embrace Brazilian percussion and finally being mesmerised by the vast and deep Indian music tradition. After hearing the magical liquid sounds and unpredictable rhythms of the Tabla for the first time years ago, it was love at first sight. Now in her third year of learning the discipline of the Hindustani “tala” system, she is deepening her knowledge of the Farukhabad and Punjab traditions of tabla while appreciating also the spiritual aspects of the practice.
As director of Soundlike Project, Oriental Danology Institute (ODI), JINYU joined ODI as multicultural music capacity education faculty member and urban soundscape experiment project artist in 2017 as master student major in Erhu instrument, Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Born in 1993, she emerged early as music prodigy by winning almost all the important Shandong provincial and China national first prizes, as Erhu and Banhu instrument player and matriculated by Shanghai Conservatory of Music as top one student in 2012. She has been invited to perform in many prestigious musical occasions worldwide, including Ethno Music Festival 2019, Indonesia Composers Week, Post Fest in Solo and acclaimed for her excellent grasp of Erhu instrument and innovative musical instrument Dongqin.
Charities We Are Supporting
Bright and Beautiful is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2013, with the mission to develop creative and holistic pedagogy to support the psychological well-being of girls living in the under- resourced areas in China during their important transitional periods in life (age 11-19). In rural China, there is little to no support for young girls regarding the changes in their bodies, transitions in their psychological development, and challenges in their interpersonal relationships. Traditionally, growing up as a woman is related to many ‘shames’ and ‘taboos’ hidden in our culture, questions and challenges are often unspoken. This is where the organization hopes to create the much needed impact.
PropRoots is founded by Li Yang and her husband Anton Lustig. In the past 11 years, the organization has been playing the parental role and protecting more than 200 children against harm in Jingpo, Yunan. As part of an ethnically highly diverse society, Jingpo kids are natural multi-lingual and much gifted in arts, sports and nature knowledge. However, given the prevailing examination-oriented education system in China, the rapid loss of their traditional culture and other dramatic changes in lifestyle, Jingpo young people are confused about their future and extremely vulnerable to drugs. The organization helps them in reaching a healthy development, gaining the courage to realize and achieve their dreams.