Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of women and gender-expansive individuals in audio, including music production and the recording arts, will present a special edition of its signature concert series. This special edition of Local Sirens will focus on healing and reawakening from the pandemic through community and music.
On May 13, 2023, Local Sirens will feature engaging, therapeutic performances by local artists Maya Songbird, Oakland’s Wildchoir, Joyous Dawn, and DJ ariB.
Audience members will hear songs from Maya Songbird’s coming-of-age album (recorded at WAM’s studios), and be encouraged to connect with each other through dance. Songbird mixes Disco, Electro, Pop, and Funk to make her own out-of-this-world sound, influenced by being raised in the colorful and historic Castro District in San Francisco.
Wildchoir, whose work is centered on addressing and healing racial and environmental injustice through song and community togetherness, is a diverse group of vocalists, artists, activists, educators, healers, and community organizers who join together in big harmony. They will invite the audience to actively participate in their songs by singing and using their collective choir of voices to uplift one another.
Joyous Dawn, a singer-songwriter, will offer nature-inspired melodies as a balm for our souls, and local Bay Area and Iranian-American artist, DJ ariB, will be opening and closing the show performing club music with influences from Middle Eastern, Latin, and Afro beats.
WAM is also excited to partner with CAST and 5M Park for the concert, and Kultivate Labs to bring free food to this community event from our neighbors at Kapwa Gardens. Kapwa is the Filipino spiritual belief of interconnectedness, a recognition of a shared identity, an inner self, shared with others. How better to connect to the community than through music, song, dance, and food?
All your go-to Bay Area Ube vendors will be at the Yum Yams: Ube Meets Matcha festival! Guests who RSVP will receive a voucher code for YumYam tokens to be redeemed for Ube and Matcha goodies. Vouchers are limited and will be distributed first come, first served.
"Yum Yams is a celebration of all things Ube. Ube is a distinct Pilipino flavor with an equally distinct look. Made from boiled, mashed purple yams, its slightly nutty and vanilla taste can be found in an array of yummy sweet, and savory foods, which we celebrate at Yum Yams! For the 4th edition of our festival, we are celebrating AAPI Heritage month by joining forces with Japantown’s KOHO SF to feature the wonder-full world of matcha-inspired treats.
Kapwa Gardens is excited to partner with our neighborhood partner’s WAM to create a delicious and sonically lifted block party." - Kapwa Gardens
Learn More and RSVP here: https://wam.rocks/localsirensmay13