Q&A Kym Mazelle - The First Lady of House Music


Q&A Kym Mazelle - The First Lady of House Music

Kym Mazelle
Interviewer: SABRI

Four decades after house music was birthed within Chicago, we welcome pioneering American singer Kym Mazelle, also celebrated as The First Lady of House Music, for a vibrant insider talk on the genre’s roots and evolution and her groundbreaking role in spreading house music across Europe and the UK. Mazelle has been part of the Chicago House scene from its early days and helped to influence its style, sound and entrepreneurial development. She relocated to Europe in the late 80’s and became the first house music artist in Europe to be signed by a major label to a worldwide record deal. She has collaborated with a range of leading artists, DJ’s and producers, including Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Grace Jones, Pete Tong, Soul II Soul, Chaka Khan and David Morales. In her music Mazelle combines house, disco, soul and pop music and as such she is part of a larger movement of influential Black women in house music that have been critical in shaping and expending the genre’s reach, whose contributions have been instrumental and invaluable for the development of electronic music as a whole. Join Mazelle for a unique and interactive talk on house music’s origins, its evolution and its future. On the many groundbreaking milestones she was part of. And her views on the steps the global professional community should take towards a more inclusive electronic music scene and industry – one without any limitations and marginalization’s and with due respect to its cultural and demographic foundation.

Felix Meritis

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