About FEMWAV

FEMWAV (FKA Fembot5) has observed and presented the state of women’s involvement in the Indian electronic music scene anonymously since 2017. Made possible through growing solidarity of contributors from around the world, FEMWAV is committed to instigating conversation around gender equality and women’s empowerment in the electronic music scene in India and elsewhere. We aim to establish a truly intersectional sisterhood of musicians in India by 2020 through discussion of female narratives and emerging data, by identifying and helping create opportunities, and providing guidance. 2019 onwards this international initiative, is set to bring empowerment models and increased representation for female talent in India. A 'sisterhood' showcasing female talent, narratives, along-with emerging artists and their music from India. Welcome to version 2.0 of FEMWAV.


Previously known as Fembot5.
Fembot5 was launched by an anonymous writer and activist from India. Since February 2017, this blog has grown into an international effort creating awareness about empowerment of female talent in India. The initiative has steadily transformed and advanced given the increasing readership, feedback, social media follow. Made possible with the growing solidarity of contributors from India, UK, Germany, Spain, Mexico, France and Finland. Fembot5 initiative aims is to set up a ‘Sisterhood of Musicians’ in India by 2020. It’s time “Women set the parameters”.

“Women Hold Half The Sky” Old Zen saying...

At the core of this mission is the ‘socially inspired need’ to advance gender equality in music and create ‘rightful space’ for female talent in India. To ‘Increase Female Inclusivity and Participation’ among musicians, institutions, festivals, clubs, agencies and music based media in India. Engaging with 40 plus activists, artists, academics and professionals from various nations and backgrounds : We present female narratives, emerging data, research, models of development, grass-root ideas, feminist history and pertinent questions. ‘Advocacy and Action’ based on data, activism and narratives (marginalised or not).

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