Discwoman Is On A Mission To Highlight Women In Electronic Music

shockwebpic_smirnoffdiscwomenIn this new series presented by the Smirnoff Sound Collective, Tribes explores the NYC rooted collective of rising female music makers, DJ’s and producers known as Discwoman. They discuss the changes in the electronic scene and how they are on a mission to bring awareness to gender diversity in music around the globe.

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Recognizing Women Around the Globe: International Women’s Day 2011

Today is International Women’s Day [IWD] and 2011 is the global centenary year – it’s 100 years since the first International Women’s Day event was run when more than one million women and men attended rallies in 1911.

Today we’d like to recognize the achievements of women and bring attention to some women’s issues and facts you might not be aware of:

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The Global Art Project Changing the Face of the World

French Artist JR was just awarded the 2011 TED Prize which is awarded annually to “an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and, much more important, “One Wish to Change the World.”

JR’s winning project is INSIDE OUT, a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world.

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