Girls Rock New Orleans held its first camp this summer at the Waldorf School of New Orleans, with a final showcase at the Zeigeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center. During this week, 27 campers aged 9 to 16 came together to learn how to play instruments, form a band, write a song, and perform for their peers, families and community. The camp also included workshops on women’s music history, songwriting, social justice, building contact microphones, experimental instruments, creating band art, and making comics and zines. The camp offered free lunch and snacks throughout the week. Different musicians performed every day of camp, such as rapper Kimberley Roberts and drummer Boyanna Trayanova.
Girls Rock New Orleans is a music camp where girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth learn to play instruments, form bands, write original songs, and perform a concert at a live music venue—all in a week! More information can be found on their website, girlsrockcampneworleans.com