Local Sirens is a free quarterly performance series presented by Women’s Audio Mission featuring emerging and established local women-identified (cisgender or transgender) and non-binary artists. The September showcase will feature artists Dioganhdih, The Onyx and headliner Lucy Camp as part of her Campfire Tour.
San Jose’s 21-year-old rhyme prodigy, Lucy Camp, has amassed over 3 Million organic views on YouTube alone with her genre-subversive approach to alternative Hip Hop and has been co-signed by taste-maker outlets like BBC 1, 2DopeBoyz, and Tommy Boy. Her most recent single, “The Move” was voted #1 on Reddit’s r/listentothis section and she’s been described by Crack In The Road as “a potential game changer.” Her new mixtape Campfire is set for release this August, followed by her long awaited debut LP in the fall on QUINTIC.
The Onyx is an all black female music ensemble. This collective of women came together to solidify unity among women of color and to provide an artistic outlet for the female voice to be heard. Hailing from and recalling styles of Oakland, Atlanta, New York and Chicago, this eclectic group brings soul, rock, funk, and latin music to an electrifying peak that will have you on your feet!
Dioganhdih is a queer indigenous hip-hop artist and producer making waves in space where cis+heteronormative culture often remains unchallenged. Shouldering the strength and resilience of their Kanien’kehá:ka and Tsa’la’gi lineage, Dio’s vocal and hip-hop performance is a poetic and lyrical affront to colonialism. Dio’s vision is reflective of their Haudenosaunee ancestors inherent honoring of the Earth and commitment to intertribal relations, civic art and cultural engagement.