Source: Mutual Mentorship for Musicians.
The pioneering Mutual Mentorship for Musicians (M³) initiative was co-founded by Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa to foster creative partnerships among womxn musicians worldwide. On Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, M³ presents six world premieres of collaborative work at a virtual M³ festival via the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Hosted by M³ Editor-in-Chief Jordannah Elizabeth, each premiere will be followed by a Q&A with the artists, who will answer questions from the audience about their creative process. Registration for these free streaming events here (June 12) and here (June 13).
M³ launched in spring 2020 with artists whose work premiered in December 2020. A new winter solstice cohort was selected in December 2020 and have spent the past six months collaborating. The artists taking part in this second cohort whose duo commissions will be premiered in June are:
Samantha Boshnack – trumpet (Seattle, WA) paired with Fay Victor – voice (Brooklyn, NY)
Ganavya Doraiswamy– voice/bass (Oregon/New York City) paired with Shanta Nurullah – sitar/mbira/voice (Chicago, IL)
Miriam Elhajli – voice/guitar (New York City) paired with Chloe Kim – drums/percussion (Australia/Korea)
Cleo Reed – music producer/artist (Boston/NYC) paired with Richie Seivwright – voice/trombone (London, UK)
Camila Nebbia – sax/electronics/film (Argentina/Sweden) paired with Monnette Sudler – guitar/voice, secondary bass/drums (Philadelphia, PA)
Michele Rosewoman – piano/voice (New York City) paired with Malika Zarra – voice (France/ New York City)