AUSTIN, Tx.—Latinitas’ fourth Media Chica cohort hopped on a Zoom call and recorded a podcast! With over 1.5 million podcasts to listen and choose from, the chicas learned how to target a podcast towards their ideal audience.
The Media Chica Certification Program is a six-week course designed to train high school girls to become digital storytellers and learn and hear from professionals to enhance their creative skills.
In order to develop their podcasts, the chicas brainstormed their program personality: ideal public, language (scripted, interview, informal, etc.), and program message.
Two groups went live on Media Chica to each discuss Latinx Music. Group one discussed music they grew up listening to and group two expressed the need for more women representation in mariachi music.
Make sure to listen in on the podcast our chicas produced!
Women in Music
Isabella: For the longest time, it’s been a male dominant industry. And a lot of the songs are actually for males. There’s not a lot that you can transpose to a woman’s voice. So the more women there are, the more availability that we can have. And only a few years ago a spur of growth (happened for) women and only for women in Mariachi. I think it could be really important for it to grow even more.