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Breaking Boundaries: Tana's Journey as a Black Female LGBTQI+ Artist and Its Impact on Her Career Path in UK Music

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Join us for an insightful conversation with Tana, a genre-bending artist based in London, whose career is influenced by the rich and diverse perspectives of gay culture. As a Black female LGBTQI+ artist with Italian and Nigerian roots, Tana's journey in the UK music scene is unapologetic, revolutionary, and deeply committed to diversity.

Having signed her track 'Savage' to Sony US & Babygrande records and showcased her talent on the A3C compilation album, Tana is a remarkable artist and songwriter with a unique gift for lyrics and melody. Her artistic prowess extends beyond borders, as evidenced by her work for Chinese artist 'Jike Junyi.'

Tana's impact on the music scene has not gone unnoticed. Her recent main stage performance at UK Black Pride 2022, where she captivated an audience of 25,000 people, marks a milestone in her career. She has also graced stages at NXNE Festival, Tallin Music Week, and London Pride, solidifying her presence as a force to be reckoned with.

This episode explores the intersectionality of Tana's identity—being Black, female, and LGBTQI+—and its profound effect on her career path in the UK music industry. Tana's tracks have garnered attention from notable platforms such as 'Gay Times,' and her journey has been featured on BBC Introducing, Reprezent Radio, Soho Radio, Pulse 88, Gaydio, and Trace Urban. Numerous publications, including Earmilk and AnR Factory, have also recognized her artistry.

Tune in to hear Tana's story of resilience, creativity, and advocacy as she navigates the music landscape, placing diversity at the heart of her art. This episode promises a vibrant discussion on the challenges and triumphs of being a Black female LGBTQI+ artist in the UK and the transformative power of Tana's unapologetic and revolutionary approach to her craft

Hosted By Saskhia Menendez
Introducing Saskhia Menendez FRSA, a distinguished figure in the music industry, celebrated for her innovative contributions as an Innovator at Keychange and a member of the Board of Directors at The F List Music. As a LiVE Diversity Expert Panel Member, Saskhia's multifaceted role encompasses being a multi award-winning equality and diversity ambassador, researcher, public speaker, mentor, artist, and social change activist.

Saskhia is deeply committed to reshaping the music industry landscape, striving for improved representation, equity, and inclusion. Drawing on over a decade of experience in the music industry, she passionately educates and enlightens others about the issues and barriers faced by underrepresented groups. As a multi-racial trans woman who transitioned 12 years ago, Saskhia brings a unique perspective to her advocacy efforts.

In addition to her impactful work, Saskhia is a devoted parent of two children and is currently in the process of creating brand-new tracks set for release in 2024. Her commitment to academic excellence is evident as she prepares to undertake a PhD in gender equality in music, with a primary focus on trans and non-binary inclusion. She recently completed her MA in Music Marketing in 2021, building upon a musical education that began at the age of 8.

Saskhia's journey is marked by a tireless dedication to driving positive change in the music industry, both through her professional roles and her creative pursuits. Stay connected with Saskhia Menendez
linktr.ee/Saskhia
https://www.buzzsprout.com/2020328/supporters/new

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Join us for an insightful conversation with Tana, a genre-bending artist based in London, whose career is influenced by the rich and diverse perspectives of gay culture. As a Black female LGBTQI+ artist with Italian and Nigerian roots, Tana's journey in the UK music scene is unapologetic, revolutionary, and deeply committed to diversity.

Having signed her track 'Savage' to Sony US & Babygrande records and showcased her talent on the A3C compilation album, Tana is a remarkable artist and songwriter with a unique gift for lyrics and melody. Her artistic prowess extends beyond borders, as evidenced by her work for Chinese artist 'Jike Junyi.'

Tana's impact on the music scene has not gone unnoticed. Her recent main stage performance at UK Black Pride 2022, where she captivated an audience of 25,000 people, marks a milestone in her career. She has also graced stages at NXNE Festival, Tallin Music Week, and London Pride, solidifying her presence as a force to be reckoned with.

This episode explores the intersectionality of Tana's identity—being Black, female, and LGBTQI+—and its profound effect on her career path in the UK music industry. Tana's tracks have garnered attention from notable platforms such as 'Gay Times,' and her journey has been featured on BBC Introducing, Reprezent Radio, Soho Radio, Pulse 88, Gaydio, and Trace Urban. Numerous publications, including Earmilk and AnR Factory, have also recognized her artistry.

Tune in to hear Tana's story of resilience, creativity, and advocacy as she navigates the music landscape, placing diversity at the heart of her art. This episode promises a vibrant discussion on the challenges and triumphs of being a Black female LGBTQI+ artist in the UK and the transformative power of Tana's unapologetic and revolutionary approach to her craft

Hosted By Saskhia Menendez
Introducing Saskhia Menendez FRSA, a distinguished figure in the music industry, celebrated for her innovative contributions as an Innovator at Keychange and a member of the Board of Directors at The F List Music. As a LiVE Diversity Expert Panel Member, Saskhia's multifaceted role encompasses being a multi award-winning equality and diversity ambassador, researcher, public speaker, mentor, artist, and social change activist.

Saskhia is deeply committed to reshaping the music industry landscape, striving for improved representation, equity, and inclusion. Drawing on over a decade of experience in the music industry, she passionately educates and enlightens others about the issues and barriers faced by underrepresented groups. As a multi-racial trans woman who transitioned 12 years ago, Saskhia brings a unique perspective to her advocacy efforts.

In addition to her impactful work, Saskhia is a devoted parent of two children and is currently in the process of creating brand-new tracks set for release in 2024. Her commitment to academic excellence is evident as she prepares to undertake a PhD in gender equality in music, with a primary focus on trans and non-binary inclusion. She recently completed her MA in Music Marketing in 2021, building upon a musical education that began at the age of 8.

Saskhia's journey is marked by a tireless dedication to driving positive change in the music industry, both through her professional roles and her creative pursuits. Stay connected with Saskhia Menendez
linktr.ee/Saskhia
https://www.buzzsprout.com/2020328/supporters/new

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