The MaLisa Foundation, the Museum of Communication Berlin and Kaffeehaus Dallmayr hosted a performance featuring fem* rap and pop artists, and the UniBigband Berlin at Fête de la Musique on June 21, 2023. The event was part of the Greener Fête de la Musique pilot project, which aims to make Fête de la Musique as sustainable and climate-sensitive as possible.
Dietrich Fenner, director of public relations at the Museum for Communication, joined the founders of the MaLisa Foundation, Elisabeth and Maria Furtwängler, in greeting the audience.
The stage show opened at 4 pm with a performance by the UniBigband, featuring original arrangements by Berlin-based jazz composers and classic works from the jazz and pop repertoire. Afterwards, a celebration of the diversity of fem* rap and pop continued into the night.
The Female Fête underscored the relevance of gender diversity in the music industry and showcased the wealth of female talent in the business. Artists Haszcara, Kitana, Diana Goldberg and Josiperformed. Elisabeth Furtwängler, aka KERFOR, also took to the stage.
FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
The Female Producer Collective also made a guest appearance. The nationwide project supports female producers through workshops and mentoring and strengthens exchange, networking and visibility in the community.
“Equal opportunity in the music industry is a major issue that the Foundation is passionate about,” asserted founder Elisabeth Furtwängler, “and we won’t stop until the full extent of diversity in our society is reflected in the creativity of the music industry. There are still far too few songs written, performed, and produced by women. Especially in production, the percentage is far too low. This is enormously important, because as producers, we have an eye for the complete artwork, for the whole package, not only for what’s inside, but also for the wrapping paper around it.”
Elisabeth Furtwängler initiated the study, “Gender in Music – Charts, Works and Festival Stages”, published in September 2022. It was conducted in cooperation with GEMA and Music S Women* and investigated gender equality in the charts, in GEMA work registrations, and on festival stages. Here’s a video with some highlights of the Female Fête 2023: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cty98nygexL/