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Xhalida September - Artist

Where were you at in your music career when you had your first child? Was there much discussion about how that life choice would affect your career within the music/entertainment industry?

I was beginning to do gigs for festivals around the city and evening shows at notable music venues. 

African Descent Fest, Nelson Mural Fest, Vancouver Mural Fest, Guilt & Co, Water St Cafe etc. 

As a working parent in the music industry, what are some of the biggest challenges you are facing?

Time management around child care and rehearsals & gigs. 

What is one small change within the industry that could make a positive impact for working parents?

Better Pay. Grants for artists to pay bands & musicians. 

What’s one specific example of an organization/venue/company doing something great to help support working parents?

This one ( Women in Music )

What could a music event (festival, conference, etc.), do or provide to make it easier for you to participate?

Better pay + travel 

Can you shout out another music mama doing great things?

Cassandra Leone 


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