GZK creates space to welcome young women into dee-jaying this October

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DJ Rachael with some of the young women of her Femme Electronic collective. (Photo Courtesy: thump.vice.com)
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We currently live in an environment where art, in all its forms, has become the new effective way to express oneself. Good enough for artistes, their audience is now more appreciative of their works.

Goethe-Zentrum Kampala (GZK) is gearing up to host “Mirembe Rhythm,” billed to be an energizing dance party offering a music mix especially featuring Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and female DJs center stage. “Mirembe Rhythm” will feature both Ugandan and German DJs at The Square in Industrial Area and is scheduled for October 12th 2018 starting a 6pm till late.

The catch, however, is that the DJs will lead a free beginners workshop in dee-jaying for young Ugandan women, interested in dee-jaying and music production. The application deadline is October 7th 2018 and according to preliminary information availed to this website, applicants should be assured of a safe space to receive guidance, inspiration and skills.

“deadline for application is Sunday October 7th 2018 and the workshop is FREE OF CHARGE…”

“Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/UGCS and Femme Electronic are calling for women in Uganda who are interested in dee-jaying and music production and want to learn more about the electronic music culture and how to DJ and/or to produce music. Previous knowledge is not required, beginners are welcome and we assure a safe and friendly environment for all participants!” reads part of the release.

The workshop, which will be facilitated by renowned DJ Rachael from Uganda and Sarah Farina and Yo van Lenz both from Germany, will consist of learning the basics and depths of dee-jaying and production.

How to Apply

  1. Interested women should write a letter of motivation and include personal details
  2. Let the hosts know what equipment you have available (laptop, turntables…)
  3. Send this to Lara at cultural@goethezentrumkampala.org

Please note that deadline for application is Sunday October 7th 2018 and the workshop is FREE OF CHARGE. Lunch will also be provided since the workshop runs from 10am to 6pm at Goethe-Zentrum Kampala/UGCS (Bukoto Street, Plot 52, Kamwokya).

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