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We are dedicated to the advancement of those who identify as women in music production, including DJs, VJs and radio producers. We believe we can make a difference towards change in the music industry's lack of equality bringing visibility to women's work.
Dona Drop it's about connectivity and promotion of the work of women in sound and music. Live sets, projects, releases, interviews and, events information supporting equality for women so that more beats and productions may be heard in what is still a male-dominated industry.
Dona - "in Portuguese-speaking countries: a lady or gentlewoman".
Drop - "a moment in a dance track when tension is released and the beat kicks in, a sudden change of rhythm or bassline".
Founder of Dona Drop, she believes that music is one of the most powerful gateways. Overcoming barriers of music genres with a visionary spirit, she continues to explore new possibilities within all connectivity generated by her music projects. Owner of a vast research and background in cultural productions, all initiatives are mainly powered by DIY ethics.
In 2018 she teamed up with the traveling music festival Garage Sounds for a first ever sideshow outside Brazil holding an edition in Amsterdam with 13 bands from the Netherlands, Belgium and Brazil.
Feeding her huge passion for synthesisers, music production and live performance, she continues to produce electronic music and perform open format Dj sets.
Denise Lopes holds a BA in Music from the Academy of Popular Culture and is currently part of the local Today at Apple team as a Creative. She was also drummer in the Dutch post-punk band longsy.