“The Evolution of the Sister Circle: From Orishas to Podcasting”
How Black Womxn Carry the Oral Tradition
This event was a very special evening in partnership with The Wing that took place during Black History Month of 2018 that celebrated the history, evolution, and tradition of storytelling amongst black womxn.
Curated lineup of panelists:
Jenna Wortham (The New York Times Magazine / Still Processing)
Doreen St. Félix (The New Yorker)
Leila Day (The Stoop)
Natasha Alford (The Grio)
Jamia Wilson (Feminist Press)
+ Moderated by Tracy G (She's Beauty and the Beast)
For centuries the spoken word has been used to preserve cultural tradition, as a mode of entertainment, and a tool for revolutionary change. This form has not been lost, but rather has extended into the digital age. Today the oral tradition lives on in many forms, often with black womxn leading the way.
Sienna Fekete is a producer and curator based in New York City with a background in radio, podcasting, and music. She is a co-founder of Chroma, a cultural agency & creative studio centering the work and perspectives of woc. She has worked exclusively with BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, On Air Fest, Red Bull Arts, NTS, The Lot Radio, StoryCorps, Top Rank Magazine, Domino Sound, Playground Radio and SiriusXM. She looks forward to creating more initiatives with Chroma, producing and programming more audio projects, growing her practice as a curator and archivist, and building collectively with her community.
She has worked with: Adidas, CultureHub, AnOther Magazine, Awake NY, Knockdown Center, The Standard, 8 Ball Community, POWRPLNT, The Public Art Fund, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Skills:Audio (radio / podcast / music / events)
Curation (art exhibitions / event production & programming)
Writing (editorial / copy / journalism)
Archiving (various archival work across mediums)
Arts Administration (education / management)
Business (strategy / consultation / talent booking)