atlanta’s a3c festival champions femme talent in hip-hop with “the future is female” showcase
By Sound Check
October 4, 2016
Since its inception in 2005, A3C has gotten it right–it’s a music festival curated by music lovers, with the intent of exposing new talent to Atlanta and beyond. And in keeping with that tradition, A3C’s “The Future is Female” showcase is bringing some of the budding femme talents of our time front and center to show that the future is brightest for female artists. Andrea Dwyer, the curator of the showcase, said of her background and the opportunity to work in this capacity, “I’m a black, immigrant, queer woman who grew up in poverty in Jamaica. Not many people from my background and circumstance get opportunities like this. I’m grateful. It’s also very important that I get to create space for up and coming artists. A3C and myself are creating opportunity and that’s crucial.”” In her first showcase ever, Andrea has put together a dynamic lineup comprised of the nation’s top emerging talents. Rene Brown, Vnusamr, Tate, Yani Mo, Indira Imani, and Ms. Proper bring so much to the table in their own unique way. When asked why this showcase is important to her, she responded saying, “Because women really are the future. As it relates to music, there are so many talented female artists out right now grinding and putting in the work. I really do believe The Future Is Female.” And with that, we hope all the A3C goers have a great time jamming to Andrea’s showcase, it’s one you don’t want to miss!
By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor
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