Think about the number of female drummers you know. Can you count it on one hand? Kiran Gandhi (COL ’11), senior, manager of local record label Rhythm & Culture, and drumming extraordinaire, thinks that’s a problem, and tonight she’s doing something about it.
“I think it is so important to give female drummers a place to shine and be recognized for how unique their craft is, and [for] the type of vibe they bring to something that for so long has been so traditionally masculine,” Gandhi wrote in an email.
So tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m., Gandhi is hosting Rad Ladies that Drum, the first all-female drumming showcase that D.C. has ever housed. The event is being held at The Fridge DC, which defines itself on its website as an “art gallery, performance space, music venue, and classroom.” All of the night’s proceeds are going to Tom Tom Magazine, a publication entirely devoted to female percussionists.