The Immersive Festival of Scandinavian Kulture and Art FIKA(S) will present a day of programming around the place of women in the music industry at the PHI Centre on October 19th

As part of its fourth edition, FIKA(S) – The Immersive Festival of Scandinavian Kulture and Art – will organize a day of activities around women’s place in the music industry on October 19. The event will crossover Québécois and Scandinavian perspectives on the issue and will take place both online and in person at the PHI Centre, which is co-presenting the event along with shesaid.so. The activities are all Pay what you can ($10 suggested donation) and all proceeds will benefit Rock Camp for Girls Montreal.

Founded in 2015 by Christel DurandThe Immersive Festival of Scandinavian Kulture and Art is back in October 2022 for a 4th edition. An intimate and tight-knit event, FIKA(S) builds artistic and cultural bridges between Quebec and the Scandinavian countries and offers a unique musical programming featuring artists from both sides of the Atlantic.

During this 2022 edition, Québécois and Scandinavian professionals will exchange about their experiences as workers in the music industry during a series of conferences beginning at 1:00 pm. It will be an opportunity for participants to gather, share their views and speak openly. The conferences will cover three main subjects: a lack of representativity in the sector, exporting talent and finally the values and mission of the organization shesaid.so, which works to advance the position of women and gender minority communities in the music industry. At 5:00 pm, following the conferences, a series of unique musical showcases will take place at the PHI Centre featuring Swedish pop singer Raindear, Norwegian artist Marte Eberson and Montreal DJ Killa-Jewel.

A number of panellists will take part in the day’s activities, among them Lola Baraldi, Partnerships and Virtual Platform coordinator for Mutek Montreal, Vanessa Blais-Tremblay, a musicology and women’s studies professor and researcher at UQAM and Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser, a Norwegian indie rock singer who has totalled over 40 million streams on Spotify.

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