All female band hosts free concerts in honour of Women’s Month.

The ladies from Heels Over Head, Rebekah Doty, Thulile Zama and Taryn Kasaval. Pic by Simanga Zondo

TO celebrate Women’s Month, Durban based female band Heels over Head, will host a series of free concerts in Durban. Through their performances, they will be sending out the message, that all women in music are winners.

“Wherever you go in the world the music industry is a man’s world. There are female musicians and of course professionals, but if you simply look at the statistics, you don’t need a calculator to tell you there are more men than women. As a band, we have been moving around in this men’s world for almost 10 years and over and over again we have had to fight for our position; we have had to fight for people to take us seriously. This is why this women’s month we want to spread a message of motivation and encouragement: all women in music are winners to us!” said vocalist Thulile Zama.

Drummer Rebekah Doty said, “A lot of things are said about treating women in the music business equally, but when you really look at it when it comes to performers it is often looks that count. No one comments if the boys of Big Nuz gained weight or if Hugh Masekela got an extra wrinkle. This has nothing to do with their talents, so why talk about that, right? Why is it an issue if a female artist does not fulfil the beauty standards? So please do not allow us to only be referred to as “cute” or “sexy,” let us unite as female musicians, show the world we are winners for the beautiful music we make and the hard work we put in.”

To back up their message, the band will release their single Dreams for free download at this link:

On Friday 11 August, the band performs at The Playhouse Company, 29 Acutt Street, Durban. The show starts at 5pm. The following day, you can catch them at Rainbow Restaurant, 23 Stansfield Lane, Pinetown at 5pm. On Sunday they will be at BAT Centre, 45 Maritime Place, Durban, show starts at 3pm. Entrance is free at all venues.

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