The Other Festival will debut itself as the first all female festival in Tribeca this weekend. The festival, founded by Dee Poku-Spalding, will be a day of celebration for female makers and creators featuring talks, music, demos and workshops aimed to educate and inspire the women of New York City. With tools to help maximize their talent, guests are offered the chance to listen to a few famed females speak: model Naomi Campbell, actress and activist Rosario Dawson, designer Cynthia Rowley and Jay-Z founded music label Roc Nation’s president, Chaka Pilgrim, among other kick-ass females.
Poku-Spalding birthed the idea for The Other while attending a festival in 2015 where an endless array of all-male bands performed. “I was struck by how many male bands I’d see on stage but then when I’d look around me the audience was predominantly female,” Poku-Spalding said. “So I thought, well, the women are sort of driving these festivals from a profit standpoint but they’re not represented on stage and that felt wrong to me.”
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