International Women’s Day Concert Review

On Wednesday, March 8, in event of International Women’s Day, and in the spirit of accepting equity, a few of the very best and brightest artists and innovative minds in Southern California collected at the age-old hotel Cafe in Hollywood, California to share tunes, stories and laughs while shining a light on some extraordinary women-run companies doing terrific work.

Emceeing the procedures was Gena B. Jones, an uber-talented Syrian-Mexican-American author, comic and reveal manufacturer who hosts the continuous series ‘Hilarious Habibis.’ Gena started the night and throughout 2 hours, a blissful audience heard palpitating efficiencies by singing powerhouse Joanna Pearl(who’s impacting anthem “I Am Woman” was the beacon for the night), effervescent chanteuse Maureen Toth(who was flanked by the veteran duo of guitar player Carlos Calvo and drummer Marc Slutsky on the hypnotic multilingual writing “Con Te”), soul nation troubadour Lisa Sanders, who in addition to her regular partner Brown Sugar, charmed everybody with her tune “Unicorn” prior to Arielle Silver liquidated the very first block of efficiencies with significant thought-provoking trips of guts and determination.

Photo Credit Gary Johnson

After another blistering set of quick-witted hijinks from Juicy Gena, the night skyrocketed on with scintillating guitar-driven indie pop from Devon Michael(previewing tunes from ‘ Even NASA Loses Satellites‘), impassioned indie folk from Julie Tan(accompanied by violinist Caitlin Unumb on the emotionally-transcendent “LA 66”) and sincere tales from San Diegan Sara Petite, who brought down the home with her brand-new single “Bringin’ Down the Neighborhood” (from her upcoming 7th record). Wow’ ing customers were theatrical tough rocker Christina Chriss, accompanied by Kaleido bandmate Joey Fava on anthems “Watch Me Walk Away” and “Pretending,” and well-known songwriter Hannah Avison( Lauv, Ava Max, Fletcher, Jordin Sparks), who was carrying out live for the very first time in 11 years. As the last notes to her EDM-tinged hit “Monster” sounded out, smiles and applause lit the space.

Photo credit Mannie Hebron,

Presented by 1888 Media, a part of the earnings went to SisterSong, whose objective is to enhance and magnify the cumulative voices of native females and females of color to accomplish reproductive justice by removing reproductive injustice and protecting human rights. Other companies getting assistance were VoteRunLead, whose objective is to let loose the political power of ladies as citizens, prospects, and leaders to produce and sustain a fair democracy, and The 100 Percenters, whose objective is to empower and boost music creatives, with a specific concentrate on BIPOC and marginalized neighborhoods, by supplying them with important resources support and education guaranteeing that they have equivalent access to chances and income streams.

Special thanks to our renowned professional photographers, Mannie Hebron, Gary Johnson and Jack Lue and Tara Low at Guitar Girl Magazine.


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