We Rise By Lifting Others

A proud South Londoner of Bangladeshi and Irish heritage, Joy Crookes is a multihyphenate artist shaped by a rich tapestry of influences. She’s a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. In 2020, Joy made the prestigious BRITS Rising Star Award shortlist, as well as placing fourth on the BBC Sound Poll, and headlining ‘ones to watch’ lists from YouTube Music, Amazon Music, MTV Push, NME and beyond. Renowned for her live performances, Joy has played Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Later…With Jools Holland, as well as selling out her own headline tours across the UK and Europe.

WOMEN IN BRAZIL

Gabriella Di Laccio

Gabriella Di Laccio is an award-winning soprano, recording artist, curator and activist, who has become one of the leading voices in the fight for gender equality in music worldwide. Gabriella was born in Brazil and followed her dreams to become an international classical singer with a career in opera, oratorio and chamber music. She was the winner of the Air Europa Classical Act of the Year award in 2013, and in 2018, she was listed as one of the BBC’s 100 Most Inspirational and Influential Women in the World. Gabriella is also the founder and the passionate driving force behind the Donne Foundation, an internationally recognised charity that celebrates, advances and amplifies women in music.

GABRIELLA DI LACCIO

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"Brazil is a great part of who I am and the artist that I am today."