Since 2016, we have been amplifying and celebrating the diversity of Latin American female and queer voices. We have been making noise and working for more representation and participation of these marginalized voices within in Latin American creative industries. We want to use pop culture as a vehicle for change and transformation and we consider it essential that these diverse and unique stories, perspectives and truths of women and marginalized voices are heard and amplified. There is not one way to be successful, not one way to be a woman, and we need to demystify and widen what it looks like to be successful as a creative+activist!
In less than four years, we’ve organized festivals in cities such as Santiago, Valparaíso, Ciudad de México, Lima; conversation panels in Buenos Aires, Las Vegas, Los Angeles (CA), Valdivia to name a few; published the first investigation on female representation in latin american music festivals; workshops, content, and created networks of collaboration and community throughout the region!
GENDER QUOTA LAW IN ARGENTINA
Over 700 female musicians pushed this initiative that requires that all music events must have a MINIMUM of 30% of female artists in their programming! This law was inspired by our Ruidosa Research – our study on gender representation in latin american music stages.
FIRST RUIDOSA FEST IN LIMA, PERU
Live music and panels with Pussy Riot, Pamela Rodriguez, Janice, Mari Ya, Lara Nuh, Maribel Tafur, Sixta and Francisca Valenzuela.
We interviewed 12 outstanding female music managers -different ages, markets, styles- all making noise in latin american industry about their main challenges in the industry, developing artists, inspiration and more.
CONVERSATION WITH SHIRLEY MANSON (GARBAGE) AND BARBI RECANATI (GOZA RECORDS) IN SANTIAGO, CHILE
Moderated by creative artistic powerhouse and Ruidosa founder/director Francisca Valenzuela, the conversation touched upon the role of music and culture as a vehicle of social change. about activism, music, mental health and politics.
CONVERSATION PANEL “MUJERES QUE HACEN RUIDO” IN LOS ANGELES, USA
We had a bold conversation, moderated by Isabela Raygoza, about creativity, individuality, multiculturalism and activism with Dominican-American songwriter and performer Jarina De Marco, Salvadorean-American poet Yesika Salgado, performer and artist San Cha and Chilean piano-pop powerhouse and Ruidosa founder Francisca Valenzuela.
CONVERSATION PANEL «MUJERES AL FRENTE: PARIDAD DE GÉNERO» IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
We had our first panel in the city of Buenos Aires, where we talked about education, opportunities, diversity and inclusion in the latin american market; with Argentine artists Miss Bolivia, Sof Tot , Valeria Zamparolo, Francisca Valenzuela and Giovanna Roa.
MONTHLY RUIDOSA PLAYLIST
More than 15 playlists celebrating female talent: This year we released more than 15 playlists t #MujeresQueHacenRuido full of yummy, exciting, beautiful music of all styles, ages from WOMEN MAKING NOISE around the globe! Be sure to check out our special to our playlist created by Shirley Manson – Listen here!
RUIDOSA NETWORK and COMMUNITY
We have had over 150 creatives participate in our events and our online community grows day by day. Get to know everyone who has been part of our Ruidosa in these four years here! and make sure to check out our website and social media.