SONORA originated in the hashtag #mulherescriando (#womencreating), which was an initiative of the musician Deh Mussulini to break the imagination that there are few women composers, that is, women who create their sound art.

With great repercussion, some composers scattered throughout Brazil talked about the idea of making a festival, which we now call Sonora: Deh Mussulini, Flávia Ellen, Amorina and Bia Nogueira (Belo Horizonte), Ana Luisa Barral (Salvador), LaBaq (São Paulo), Ilessi (Rio de Janeiro) and Isabella Bretz (BH, Lisbon and Dublin).

The first foreign cities to join the network were Dublin, Buenos Aires (Kika Simone, Paula Oliveira and Vika Mora) and Barcelona (Mô Maiê). They were instrumental in consolidating the event as an international event, already in its first year. Since then, other women have been entering and aggregating ideas and initiatives. Today we are a great network spread throughout the world.

The festival purpose is to give visibility, promote and legitimize the presence of the woman composer, empowering her artistically, professionally and economically.

Many composers sing, play and arrange their own songs, but they do not have recognition and space in the musical environment. On Sonora stages there are already established artists and beginners, exchanging experiences and strengthening, mainly, each local scene in which the event is inserted.

Sonora operates through a network of local producers that are located in each city where the events take place and are connected and organized by a General Coordination composed of a multidisciplinary team of women in Brazil and in the world. To contact the general coordination: sonorageral@gmail.com