Our Tomorrow’s Warriors All-Girl Jazz Ensemble showed they have plenty WOW Factor when they played a short, high impact set at London’s Southbank Centre on Thursday 7 March, closing the WOW Education Summit in style. The band featured Cassie Kinoshi (alto sax), Nubya Garcia (tenor sax), Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet), Rosie Turton (trombone), Scarlett Stewart (piano), Inga Eichler (double bass), and Momoko Gill (drums). Many congrats go out to Scarlett who made her debut appearance as part of a band!
Their performance rounded off a truly inspiring day that brought together female secondary school students and teachers to talk about a WOW Education – a curriculum taught in schools that would address gender issues and sow the seeds for a fair world for women and men.
The day was just one of several fantastic events on offer as part of the annual Women Of the World Festival that celebrates women’s achievements and discusses the obstacles they face across the world. It featured presentations, talks, debates, workshops and other performances, prefaced by a fantastic keynote by Southbank Centre’s inspirational Artistic Director, Jude Kelly OBE.
In fact, the entire WOW Festival has been incredible this year – it just gets better and better, year on year. Nice one, Bloomberg for sponsoring this vital festival!
Related reading: International Women’s Day: school is ‘the new front line of feminism’ (The Guardian)