Updated: Jun 16
In April, BBG launched our Boston Chapter, in collaboration with Amazon and The Record Co.
Video by Giovanni Lopez, beat by Krithi
On April 21st, we had our Launch Party for the BBG Chapter in Boston. This event featured live music from 1800shortking and dolltr!ck, tours of The Record Co., and BBG workshop demos from ARPS4ALL Project by the Alan R Pearlman Foundation, Stompbox Sonic, Women In Music Boston and GRCB.
Attendees also gathered for a live panel, moderated by Victoria Wasylak (Vanyaland), featuring DJ Slick Vick, DJ WhySham, and Michele Darling (Berklee). In the panel, the moderators discussed topics such as being gender minorities in the Boston music scene, and their individual careers as producers and artists.
Photo by Olivia Moon Photography
Our goals for the BBG Boston chapter are to:
1) provide music tech and production classes for youth
2) offer adult workshops and courses
3) elevate women and gender-expansive people active in the Boston music production
scene by providing them with opportunities to perform, teach, and work
4) lead community-building events for gender-minority music makers
We know that Boston is an epicenter for music and innovation in the U.S., but is often overlooked. We want to create an equitable community that provides access to music education and knowledge, and one in which gender-minorities can create and express themselves through music in a safe and inclusive environment.
BBG Boston is for people who are just beginning their journey in music, as well as for people who have been musicians and producers for years. We hope that our chapter can create change and opportunities for our community, and we're so happy to be up and running in Boston.