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Canadian Musicians Twin Kennedy, Mallory Johnson Host Virtual ‘Wise Woman’ Show To Empower Women Everywhere

The "Wise Woman Show" will air March 26 at 7 p.m.
The "Wise Woman Show" will air March 26 at 7 p.m.
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Based in Atlanta, the Canadian Consulate for the Southeastern United States is presenting a multigenerational and multicultural virtual event in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Wise Woman — The Show” begins March 26 at 7 p.m., with a special introduction by the Honorable Kirsten Hillman, ambassador of Canada to the United States.

The show takes its name from the music video and song created by Canadian musicians Mallory Johnson and Twin Kennedy. The event will be co-hosted by sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy, who make up the band Twin Kennedy, and Johnson.

They joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes via Zoom to talk about the event and why they created the song.

Interview Highlights

Why they created the song/concert:

“There’s so many things that make a wise woman, and what we’re trying to do with this show and with the video and with the song is sharing those stories with everybody and adding to that conversation,” said Johnson.

The music video featured clips of women all around North America, along with personal friends and family members.

“There’s so many women featured coast to coast and from Nashville, where we all live now, featured in this video. It was truly a labor of love to bring together so many clips and to feature so many wise women,” said Carli Kennedy.

Julie continued, “When we wrote the song ‘Wise Woman,’ us three gals wrote this song together, and we honestly felt like it was so much more than just the song. It’s about female empowerment. It’s about lifting each other up and sending the message of equality.”

About the virtual concert: 

“It’s not just music, women are also sharing empowering messages through music, but also through their wise woman words. They’re also sharing words of wisdom in interviews, in addition to the show. I think that that’s such a wonderful way we can share our messages and our advice with each other. I think that’s a wonderful way to move forward in this world together as women. It’s all about lifting each other up, sharing advice with one another and sharing our wisdom. Because if we share, and we support each other, we all grow stronger,” said Carli Kennedy.

You can tune into the livestream at www.malloryjohnsonmusic.com or www.twinkennedy.com.