Hit Like A Girl

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Emilie Cleuver - Hit Like A Girl Spotlight - April 19th, 2021

Emilie Cleuver is a drummer from the Netherlands, raised in a musical family, daughter of the Dutch Bulgarian pop singer Bojoura and drummer Hans Cleuver (founder of Drumschool Cleuver and drummer of the progressive rock band ‘Focus’), Emilie learned drumming…

Modern Drummer
Apr 19, 2021

Hit Like A Girl® “HLAG-X” 10th Anniversary Contest & Celebration - It's On! - 3/7/21

Hit Like A Girl— the global contest for girls, women and gender expansive drummers and beatmakers—is on now! The 2021 Hit Like A Girl Contest designated as HLAG-X (since 2021 is the 10th Anniversary of the groundbreaking, online program), will…

Modern Drummer
Mar 8, 2021

Women in Percussion Theme Rocks the Big Apple at NYU/KoSA/Hit Like a Girl Event

The NYU Steinhardt Percussion Studies Program (Jonathan Haas, director) hosted its first-ever collaboration with KoSA (Aldo Mazza, director) and Hit Like a Girl (David Levine, director) on February 13. This year’s event, Celebrating Women in Percussion, included a variety of…

Modern Drummer
Apr 1, 2016

Didi Negron Named Celebrity Spokesperson for the 2015 “Hit Like A Girl??? Drumming Contest

Didi Negron, drummer/percussionist for Cirque Du Soleil’s “Amaluna,” has signed on as the “Hit Like A Girl” contest celebrity spokesperson for 2015. In her new role, Didi will be an advocate for women’s drumming through performances, events, and media activities.…

Modern Drummer
Oct 10, 2014

D’Arcus Curry, Angieszka Matusczak, and Karmi Santiago Announced as Winners of Hit Like A Girl 2012

The sponsors and supporters of “Hit Like A Girl 2012”—along with a panel of celebrity drummer judges that includes the legendary Sheila E, Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), Susie Ibarra (Mundo Niños), Dawn Richardson (4 Non-Blondes), Kimberly Thompson (independent), and…

Modern Drummer
May 8, 2012