In December 2021, was released:
THE GENDERED PERSPECTIVE SONGBOOK
"La Historia de Lupe Fernandez"
A selection of songs from the songwriting workshops with a gendered perspective, produced into an album partially supported by an Individual Artist program Grant from the City of Chicago DCASE and IAC a State agency.
In May 2019 we went for the second time to
the Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra to present
our program of songwriting workshops with a gendered perspective to raise awareness and prevent violence against women.
After over 2 years of field work in Zacatecas and Tequila in Mexico ( plus a couple of workshops in Lyon, France and Chicago, IL) we were able to present it to Chicago thanks to the beautiful heart and soul of a group of exceptional musicians that went out their usual path
(and sacrificed a few gigs) to bring it the Chicago way !
On May 23rd 2019 we presented the lecture "Songwriting a mean to prevent gendered violence" at the 49th International Ballad Conference of the Kommission für Volksdichtung "Human Relationships in and through Songs: Meanings and Contexts" at the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore.
On June 14th 2019, Dr. Martha Lopez Ramos, our program director in Mexico presented the lecture "Escritura de canciones como estrategia de prevención de violencia contra mujeres" at the III Coloquio de Investigaciones sobre Mujeres y Perspectiva de Genero y V Encuentro de Investigacion de Genero at the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro.
In February 2019 we stepped into The Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra at WGN Radio in Chicago to present our songwriting workshops with a gendered perspective to raise awareness and prevent violence against women link here
In 2017 our program director in Mexico,
Dra. Martha M Lopez Ramos speaking on SIZART TV in Zacatecas, Mexico about our songwriting workshops with a gendered perspective to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and the social context. link here