Angeline Saris: interview

Interview with Angeline Saris; Music, Gear, Skydiving and the Future of Women in Music

GGM: I love stories like that - what a great inspiration! We recently had the pleasure of seeing you perform at the 2015 NAMM Show at the She Rocks Awards hosted by Laura B. Whitmore of the Women’s International Music Network. Can you share with us that experience and the changes you see ahead for women in music?

AS: I love how Laura is bringing awareness as well as celebrating women's contributions in music. It is an interesting time right now for women in music and in life, in general. We are breaking new ground, gaining more respect and challenging stereotypes and norms. It's certainly challenging at times, but well worth it.

In music specifically, it is still novel to see a woman playing bass, drums or guitar, for example. While I personally just prefer to be viewed simply as a musician, without regard for gender, there is some truth to the fact that women are relatively new to the scene and still make up a very small percentage of the field. Hopefully, in 10 or 20 years, that won't be the case. That being said, now is the time to encourage and celebrate, just as WIMN is doing.

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