In Nepal, female DJs are looked on as an attraction rather than DJs. However, this hasn’t stopped Zenny Tamang, a female DJ from Nepal, from pursuing her passion.
With an innate ability to study crowds and understand their music, DJ Zenny wants to be known by her work and professionalism. Yet in this line of work, women are invariably labeled by their face or body.
“Family members will not support you and society looks at it from a negative perspective”, Zenny explains. Disrupting Nepal’s male dominated music industry as a female DJ is an upward battle to her.
Sushmita Maharjan also carries the baggage and negative connotations that comes with being a female DJ in Nepal. “People imagine something else when I say I am going to the club”, Sushmita admits.
However, as more clubs have sprung up in Nepal’s nightlife scene, the growth and popularity of female DJs are undeniable. Training institutions have surfaced in Nepal to support the younger generation and welcome aspiring female DJs.
Zenny 和 Sushmita持續在為女性DJ們鋪路，讓他們能以專業的音樂技巧和才華被大眾喜愛。「社會大眾不將我們視為音樂人，我們想改變這項認知」。
Zenny and Sushmita are still paving the way for female DJs to be known by their skills and talent in Nepal. “Society and even organizations still do not view us as artists. I want to change that perception”. They said.