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A little less than a month ago, the Moscow performer and musician Jekka launched the PARALLEL blog about Russian girls in the world of music. Now on the site you can read text and watch video interviews, see videos from music studios and live performances of both very little-known artists and those who have already announced themselves - for example, Katya Shilonosova from NV and Glintshake and Mira Karyanova from Ishome. Also, the blog will talk about various music courses and workshops. In addition, mixes are regularly posted there, which you can listen to and add to yourself on Mixcloud. Although the blog was created recently and there are not so many materials in the sections, it is actively and regularly updated.
The idea to make a blog about girls in music came to me about a year ago. Then I began to get more acquainted with various cool girls who write their own music, but who were not at all talked about in our seemingly music-oriented media. Plus, I just got questions from the category "Who writes you music?", As if I myself am not capable of it. Therefore, I wanted to tell you about different heroines and show that they can and do great music, can handle modular synthesizers at the same level and deal with compressors and equalization.
The main goal of the site is to inspire others to be creative, because very often we find ourselves without any support and we need to catch a second wind, communicate with colleagues, exchange ideas and experiences. The project exists on my enthusiasm with the help of operators - Evgeny Todich, Natasha Butova and Ivan Erofeev. I take the interview myself, proceeding from some kind of sincere conversations and asking questions, the answers to which I would like to hear myself when meeting a person. VKontakte took my idea with a bang, but there was also a case when some regional media perceived my blog as an act of sexism, which made me feel a little bewildered. I plan to shoot more videos in other cities, start interviewing promoters and music managers, and do a music festival that, however, will not be limited to female musicians only.
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