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amplifyHER episode 10 : Lyn Lapid

On the last episode of amplifyHER, we speak to singer, songwriter, and social media star Lyn Lapid.

A first-generation American born to Filipino immigrants, Lyn found social media fame after launching her Tik Tok page in late 2019, quickly building an audience of five million followers, captivated by her voice.

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16'9"
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amplifyHER episode 9 : LIA LIA

So maybe you’ve realized that you’re a moth rather than a butterfly? LIA LIA is her to let you know that’s ok. With her song “I’m a moth”. The singer embraced the feeling of not fitting in, either in her father’s China, or her mother’s Germany.

In the ninth episode of amplifyHER, LIA LIA tells us about her struggle to feel comfortable with who she is, her love of punk, and losing her fear of failing.

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16'42"
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amplifyHER episode 8 : Alena Murang

Alena Murang is a young artist from Borneo, working to preserve her Dayak Kelabit indigenous roots. She has become synonymous with the sape, a lute instrument of the highland tribes of Borneo, traditionally reserved for male healers.

The first woman to professionally perform and teach this instrument, she sings in the endangered languages of Kelabit and Kenyah and her work to preserve intangible cultural heritage has been recognised by UNESCO, where she has acted as a youth representative.

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18'15"
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amplifyHER episode 7 : Adomaa

This episode of amplifyHER features Adomaa, a Ghanaian-Nigerian singer, actor and model. Adomaa’s musical career began when she started singing covers of her favourite songs, and recording them on her phone.Today she is seen as a leading light of afro-jazz and alternative music in her home country.

Adomaa told us how her sound has evolved since her early career, and why the pressures of fame nearly saw her turn her back on music altogether.

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17'33"
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amplifyHER episode 6 : Sarah Couch

Today we meet Jamaican singer Sarah Couch. Sarah is part of DejaVilla, a duo she formed with Brooklyn-based producer and songwriter David Marston, who provides the dance rhythms to her sensual vocals.

Although her parents were both musicians, they encouraged her to study in the hospitality industry, in the knowledge that making a living in the music industry, particularly in Jamaica, can be hard.

Sarah tells us that, although music is now her main focus, cooking is still one of her passions.

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15'43"
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amplifyHER episode 5 : Faouzia

Faouzia, a young singer with a huge voice, was born in Morocco and raised in Canada. She started making a name for herself when she was just 15, posting songs to YouTube and winning Canadian music prizes and awards. Soon after, when she was still in high school, influential EDM producer David Guetta invited her to feature on his song “Battle”.

Fluent in Arabic, French and English, Faouzia is proud of her roots, and has begun to incorporate Middle Eastern influences into her pop anthems.

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15'38"
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amplifyHER episode 4 : Emel

Emel Mathlouthi was named the ‘voice of the Tunisian revolution, after a video of her performing a version of the song ‘My Word is Free’, during a Tunisian street protest, went viral online during the Arab Spring.

Her music was banned by the regime, and she became known as the "voice of the Tunisian revolution." Three years later, she was invited to perform the song at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

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15'19"
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amplifyHER episode 3 : Carmen DeLeon

Meet Carmen DeLeon, the Miami-based singer-songwriter from Venezuela, who is exploding on the scene as an artist and songwriter.

Initially, the family’s hopes were based around her brother, a promising tennis player, but success on a TV talent show in Spain put the spotlight on her talents.

In this episode of amplifyHER, Carmen opens up to us about her mental health issues, and her struggles to be respected in the music industry.

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12'55"
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amplifyHER episode 2: MC Yallah

Prepare to hear some of the most powerful beats featured in this season of amplifyHER! MC Yallah has had a long and eventful career as a rapper in Uganda, but her work has reached a new level since she signed to Kampala’s renowned Nyege Nyege label.

This episode was recorded whilst Yallah was in the middle of a massive European team; since working with producers such as Debmaster and Scotch Rolex, Yallah has won over a brand-new audience in Europe, whilst continuing to burnish her reputation back home.

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17'27"
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amplifyHER episode 1: Milli

Our exciting new UN podcast series, amplifyHER, launches in style with Milli, the fearless teenage superstar from Thailand, and the first artist from the country to perform solo at the world-famous Coachella Music festival, in 2022.

The appearance thrust her into the global spotlight, but Milli has been making waves in her homeland ever since the release of her debut single, Phak Kon, in 2020, thanks to witty lyrics in English, Thai, and several regional dialects.

Audio Duration
17'39"