There exists a community in New York City dedicated to uplifting and nourishing female-identifying and genderqueer creatives. It's a rich community with over 200 artists who, for one month each year, come together to stand in solidarity and challenge the creative status quo. The community is called The Hum, and, for the third year in a row, it is coming back stronger than before.
Every Wednesday this coming May, artists from around the globe will be paired together in what The Hum calls "dream bands." It's The Hum's way of highlighting the fluidity of creative thinking and fostering engaging dialogues that transcend all genres and identities. It's a lesson in creative empathy and true artistry. With no headlining acts, Hum artists are on an equal playing field, linked instead of ranked. This is a series that calls on both the artists and audience to forget their egos in an effort to engage with one another, human to human, flaws and all. Fuck a (mostly) all-male lineup. The Hum is a beacon of divine feminine and genderqueer artistry that does more for creatives than a weekend spent fist-pumping to a backing track.
But don't take it all from us. We recently caught up with three of this year's performers to see how they feel about the series and to hear what we can expect from their own dream band. Catch their vibes, below.
The Hum Series will take place every Wednesday this coming May at Brooklyn's House of Yes. Tickets are still available for purchase here.