Alongside art, design and fashion, connecting with people is part of our essence.
This connection inspires our creation as well as our projects - such as the recent Melissa Collective, which has held exhibitions created and curated by women since the beginning of the semester.
This month, a new project takes shape. This time in the United States, in the city that never sleeps. The recently inaugurated Galeria Melissa NY is the setting for Melissa's first co-created project in North America.
Through a series of panels, workshops and creative performances, we bring inspiring women to a day of creative exchanges. The first of them happens this Sunday, November 19th: Melissa Meets Brujas.
In this first meeting we’ll talk about the music business, dominated by men. Joining us are Molly Logan, creator of the School of Doodle, a space that brings together girls of the Generation Z and Jennifer Justice, president of Superfly, a company that produces festivals such as Bonnaroo.
Also participating are musicians Dounia Tazi, Elena Conn, Julia Chen, Lila Romani and Yaeji, DJs Uniique and Bearcat, producer Sarah Snider and last but not least Arianna Gil. She is the founder of the all-girl skate crew Brujas - which incidentally gives the name to the first meeting: “Uninterrupted creative time between women is the most sacred and enjoyable thing I have had the honor of experiencing in my life.”
Indeed, we agree.
Meet our schedule:
TALK (4:30 - 5:30pm)
The Business of Music and How to be a Boss
Founder of BRUJAS, Arianna Gil, and former EVP and lead counsel of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and current President, Corporate Development at Superfly Presents, Jennifer Justice, in conversation about the (male dominated) business of music, not asking permission and how to create space for yourself on your terms.
PANEL (5:45 - 6:45pm)
Survival Tips: Turning What You Love Into What You Do
Young creatives from the music industry talk about the challenges and struggles of turning your creative passion into a career and share tips on everything from advocating for yourself in an industry dominated by men to how to get a break.
Dounia Tazi, musician
DJ Uniique, DJ and producer
Bearcat (Discwoman), DJ and musician
WORKSHOP (7 - 8:30pm)
Bedroom Recording 101
Record, arrange, produce and mix a beat with experts on piano, bass, drums & keyboard. Some of NYC's most talented female electronic & jazz musicians lead a workshop in how to make, mix and master a song without ever leaving your bedroom!
7:00-7:45p: Recording Live & Electronic Drums, Piano, Guitar and Vocals with Elena Conn (Oberlin Conservatory of Music), Julia Chen (Oberlin Conservatory of Music), Lila Ramani (CRUMB) and Yaeji.
7:45-8:30p: Arrange, Mix and Produce with Sarah Snider (No Intimate)
CLOSE (8:30 - 9:00pm)
Goodbye with DJ sets from BRUJAS and Yaeji
Wanna join? There are a few openings left. Click here.