The Hum is an all female and non binary concert series that celebrates, instigates, and nourishes the community of female and non binary musicians in New York City and beyond.
Hum concerts feature exclusivley women and non binary artists on stage, and all walks of life in attendance.
Since its formation in April 2015, the series has fostered collaborations between 250+ musicians including Kimbra, Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto, Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Kelsey Lu, members of Tune-Yards, The Cranberries, Cat Power, The Julie Ruin and more.
Each installment of the series invites a group of female and non-binary musicians to form impromptu “dream bands” bands, shedding the usual dynamics of their main projects and exploring new avenues of their creativity. Long-lasting friendships, creative relationships, and even bands have emerged from these collaborations - not to mention magical results on our stage. The music crosses a constellation of genres and influences, all coming together to form a space where women are linked – not ranked – and celebrated for their artistry on its own terms.
The Hum has been presented at Pioneer Works, Le Poisson Rouge, House of Yes, Brooklyn Bazaar, Manhattan Inn and more.
How many incredible shows have you attended where the line up is 100% male? We don't tend to think about it, because that is not the point. The point is (and will always be) the MUSIC. Having a 100% female lineup for a show, and seeing people leave the venue smiling, talking about the quality of the music (and not about how it was all female), seeing them dance, and then shedding light to the fact that it was all female is so important — and so powerful. It reminded me that we are all stronger together, and that there is really nothing that compares to the power of a group of women working together.