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An All-Women Hip-Hop Panel, Plus a Genre-Bending Music Showcase

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Rocky Rivera (Vivien Chen)

The San Francisco non-profit Women’s Audio Mission continues its free concert series, Local Sirens, at the Rickshaw Stop on March 13, and this time it’s handing over the mic to female hip-hop artists.

The evening begins with a panel about women in hip-hop, moderated by WAM founder and veteran audio engineer Terri Winston. It features Rocky Rivera, a feminist MC who got her start as a music journalist at Rolling Stone; Chhoti Maa, a rapper and activist who created a vital platform for female artists with her annual party, The Brujas You Couldn’t Kill; and Versoul (aka Babii Cris), a fierce rapper and producer with an empowering message.

Versoul and Rocky Rivera will perform after the panel. And rounding out the evening will be sets from the wistful, indie pop singer Rose Droll and Ruby Mountain, a versatile Oakland singer and multi-instrumentalist whose music takes inspiration from her Afghan and Mexican roots. It should be an eclectic evening, and best of all, it’s free.


More information and tickets for Local Sirens can be found here.

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