The Hum is an entirely female and nonbinary concert series that celebrates, instigates, and nourishes the community of female and nonbinary musicians in New York City and beyond. Since its formation in April 2015, the series has fostered collaborations between 250+ musicians including Kimbra, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Julie Byrne, OSHUN, Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief, Kelsey Lu, members of tUnE-yArDs, The Cranberries, Lake Street Dive, Cat Power, The Julie Ruin, Cibo Matto, and more.
Hum concerts feature only women or nonbinary artists on stage and people from all walks of life in attendance. Each installment invites a group of female and/or nonbinary musicians to form impromptu “dream 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 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.