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amplifyHER is a 10-part podcast, filled with music and passion, from the United Nations, supported by Soundcloud. Around the world, women musicians are producing art in the face of, and sometimes inspired by, the challenges they face in society, from conflict, to human rights abuses, or simply misogyny. In this series, 10 inspiring women musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds, talk to us from their homes and studios, about their challenges as women in a male-dominated industry, overcoming barriers, and what drives them to continue creating music.

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On the last episode of amplifyHER, we speak to singer, songwriter, and social media star Lyn Lapid.A first-generation American born to Filipino immigrants, Lyn found social media fame after launching her Tik Tok page in late 2019, quickly building an audience of five million followers, captivated by her voice.A snippet of her first original song, Producer Man, exploded on the platform, becoming the most viewed unreleased demo on a Tik Tok video in 2020. She tells us about the inspiration for the song, about a bad experience in the still male-dominated music industry, and the challenges and opportunities of starting a music career on social media.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
So maybe you’ve realized that you’re a moth rather than a butterfly? LIA LIA is her to let you know that’s ok. With her song “I’m a moth”. The singer embraced the feeling of not fitting in, either in her father’s China, or her mother’s Germany.In the ninth episode of amplifyHER, LIA LIA tells us about her struggle to feel comfortable with who she is, her love of punk, and losing her fear of failing.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
Alena Murang is a young artist from Borneo, working to preserve her Dayak Kelabit indigenous roots. She has become synonymous with the sape, a lute instrument of the highland tribes of Borneo, traditionally reserved for male healers.The first woman to professionally perform and teach this instrument, she sings in the endangered languages of Kelabit and Kenyah and her work to preserve intangible cultural heritage has been recognised by UNESCO, where she has acted as a youth representative.She told us about her journey into music, her deep connection with her indigenous roots as well as the challenges of being a mixed race child, and all about the significance of the sape.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
This episode of amplifyHER features Adomaa, a Ghanaian-Nigerian singer, actor and model. Adomaa’s musical career began when she started singing covers of her favourite songs, and recording them on her phone.Today she is seen as a leading light of afro-jazz and alternative music in her home country.Adomaa told us how her sound has evolved since her early career, and why the pressures of fame nearly saw her turn her back on music altogether.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
Today we meet Jamaican singer Sarah Couch. Sarah is part of DejaVilla, a duo she formed with Brooklyn-based producer and songwriter David Marston, who provides the dance rhythms to her sensual vocals.Although her parents were both musicians, they encouraged her to study in the hospitality industry, in the knowledge that making a living in the music industry, particularly in Jamaica, can be hard.Sarah tells us that, although music is now her main focus, cooking is still one of her passions.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
Faouzia, a young singer with a huge voice, was born in Morocco and raised in Canada. She started making a name for herself when she was just 15, posting songs to YouTube and winning Canadian music prizes and awards. Soon after, when she was still in high school, influential EDM producer David Guetta invited her to feature on his song “Battle”.Fluent in Arabic, French and English, Faouzia is proud of her roots, and has begun to incorporate Middle Eastern influences into her pop anthems.She tells us about the bullying she had to overcome, as a child from Arab heritage, in her small-town school, the family love and support that sustains her, and her love for Moroccan music and culture.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
Emel Mathlouthi was named the ‘voice of the Tunisian revolution, after a video of her performing a version of the song ‘My Word is Free’, during a Tunisian street protest, went viral online during the Arab Spring.Her music was banned by the regime, and she became known as the "voice of the Tunisian revolution." Three years later, she was invited to perform the song at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.Over the years, Emel’s musical journey has led her to incorporate electronica and digital glitches, but it was clear from talking to her, that she hasn’t lost her revolutionary spirit.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
Meet Carmen DeLeon, the Miami-based singer-songwriter from Venezuela, who is exploding on the scene as an artist and songwriter.Initially, the family’s hopes were based around her brother, a promising tennis player, but success on a TV talent show in Spain put the spotlight on her talents.In this episode of amplifyHER, Carmen opens up to us about her mental health issues, and her struggles to be respected in the music industry.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
Prepare to hear some of the most powerful beats featured in this season of amplifyHER! MC Yallah has had a long and eventful career as a rapper in Uganda, but her work has reached a new level since she signed to Kampala’s renowned Nyege Nyege label.This episode was recorded whilst Yallah was in the middle of a massive European team; since working with producers such as Debmaster and Scotch Rolex, Yallah has won over a brand-new audience in Europe, whilst continuing to burnish her reputation back home.Like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, to ensure you don’t miss an episode!Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
Our exciting new UN podcast series, amplifyHER, launches in style with Milli, the fearless teenage superstar from Thailand, and the first artist from the country to perform solo at the world-famous Coachella Music festival, in 2022.The appearance thrust her into the global spotlight, but Milli has been making waves in her homeland ever since the release of her debut single, Phak Kon, in 2020, thanks to witty lyrics in English, Thai, and several regional dialects.Milli is not afraid to voice her opinion on any subject, and she has more self-confidence than many artists twice her age.You can find amplifyHER on all major podcast platforms. Like and subscribe to ensure you don’t miss an episode! Original music that appears in amplifyHER is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
Around the world, women musicians are producing art in the face of, and sometimes inspired by, the challenges they face in society, from conflict, to human rights abuses, or simply misogyny.In this series, 10 inspiring women musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds, talk to us from their homes and studios, about their challenges as women in a male-dominated industry, overcoming barriers, and what drives them to continue creating music.amplifyHER is a 10-part podcast, filled with music and passion, from the United Nations, supported by SoundCloud.Original music that appears in this episode is included with the kind permission of the artists. All rights reserved.
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Cole Westergaard

Propaganda cast.

Dec 6th
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