Career Panel – Behind the Scenes: “Women in Hip Hop”

Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:30PM
Mainstage at the Apollo Theater
253 West 125th street

Often overshadowed by their male counterparts, women have played a pivotal role in establishing Hip Hop as a genre in the world of arts and entertainment. In Celebration of Women’s History Month this panel will look at the various career paths taken by women who define their work under the hip hop genre, challenges faced, and opportunities for career advance within and beyond. Confirmed panelists include Ana “Rokafella” Garcia, DJ Reborn, Kathleen Adams, Queen GodIs, Tiffany Vega. Moderated by Cali Green from Okayplayer. Presented in collaboration with Women of Color in the Arts.

Pre-Panel Workshop: Engineering Culture Through Beat Production
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Ever wonder how your favorite songs are made? Ever wonder what happens between the time it takes your favorite artist to record a song and the time it plays on your radio? The process of making music is a specialized art, and there are many sound engineers and music producers working behind the scenes to help craft the hits we all love and enjoy. This workshop will take a look at some of the technical tricks, tools and ideas that contribute to the beat making and music production process. This session will also review how cultural and social ideas are embedded in music through technical means. Facilitated by Gender Amplified.

Career Panels at the Apollo is part of the Apollo Theater Academy, a program which advances career and leadership skills through seminars, workshops, panels and internships focused on professions “behind-the-scenes” in the arts and entertainment industries.


FREE to the public. RSVP Required.

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