BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 02, 2014
Hurray for the Riff Raff, fronted by Alynda Lee Segarra, performed at Willie Mae's Rock Camp for Girls on August 1st in New York City, inspiring and getting girls of all ages to get up, clap, and find every way possible to groove. The five-piece band rocked it out with guitars, fiddles, drums, a bass, a keyboard, and most importantly: soul. Willie Mae's camp is a non-profit program that educates and mentors girls and women about music, volunteerism, and activities that cultivate self-respect, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Read More
BY Emily Rems
on Jan 11, 2013
When I attended the inaugural session of Willie Mae Ladies Rock Camp back in 2006, the experience literally changed my life. Over the course of three days, I played the drums for the very first time, collaborated on my first song, performed for a live audience, and formed an all-girl band that went on to record and play the N.Y.C. club circuit for the next three years.
In the time since then, hundreds of other women have had similar experiences. Read More
BY Mary S
on Nov 15, 2010
Teaching girls to play loud instruments, form a band, command a stage, and all-around empower themselves in many ways is what rock camp is all about. Of all the feminist causes near and dear to my heart, rock camp is one of the most inspiring and consistently rewarding-and I can't help but wish I had spent a week at camp as a kid, middle-schooler, or teen. That's why it's a great idea to support Girls Rock Camp Alliance's benefit show at Park Slope's Rock Shop. Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Apr 09, 2010
We here at BUST are huge fans of the Willie Mae Rock Camp (our own Emily Rems, pictured above, formed her band through the Rock Camp!) and are on the lookout for every opportunity to help. They’re up for a Pepsi Refresh Grant ($50k!) and we’d like to call on you for your support! You can vote here once a day, either by signing up or connecting with Facebook. Easy as pie, and you’ll be helping lots of awesome girls (and ladies!) to learn how to make music.
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Photo courtesy Willie Mae Rock Camp. Read More