Top Female Drummers To Perform In Global Celebration Of Women’s Equality Day 2020.

Nearly three dozen of today’s top female drum and percussion artists from around the world will be featured in a day-long, global celebration of drumming, gender equality and the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment on Women’s Equality Day, Wednesday, August 26th, 2020. Presented by Drum Summit, an International organization dedicated to celebrating and cultivating female drummers, the 24-hour event will stream on the @drum_summit Instagram page.

Titled “Drum Summit - It’s Our Time!” to acknowledge the current era of social revolution as well as women’s exceptional rhythmic and drumming skills, the stream will include performances, workshops and interviews by leading artists from Africa, Europe, Asia and North and South America throughout the day.

Confirmed artists include:
Alyssa Decaro • Ava Nahas • Carolyn Brandy
Carrie Staller • Charu Hariharan • Cindy Goldberg
Cristina Morales • Dani Markham • Hamta Baghi
Jen Lowe • Janelle Burdell • Jessica Helen
Joannie Labelle • Kelsey Lee • Kristen Arant
Lilliana del los Reyes • Madelin Espinosa • Magdelys Savigne
Marla Leigh • Michelle Abu • Maneswita
Mona Tavakoli • Monette Marino • Nasrine Rahmani
Nikki Campbell • Pauline Roberts • Roni Bat-Or Parnass
Rowan Storm • Sarah Reich • Swarupa Ananth
T. Ayo Alston • Valerie Naranjo

Just added: Kate Ortega • Noriko Terada • Women Of Rhythm

Check back for the complete schedule and artist line-up.

Sponsored by Drum Summit, Hit Like A Girl and Tom Tom Magazine.


Learn about and donate to these charities that support female rights and gender equality:
National Center For Transgender Equality
Coalition Against Trafficking In Women
The Dahlia Project
Women For Refugee Women
Girls Who Code
The Malala Fund
Willie Mae Future Sounds Academy
Girls Rock Camp Alliance
Hit Like A Girl
Beats By Girlz

For information on Women's Equality Day and the history of women's rights in the U.S., please visit Women Represented by CNN.



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