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Mirna Ayshoa

I’m from the middle east where women are not encouraged to express in general. Expressing with drumming is very physical in a culture that is extremely masculine and in some places, just playing music is seen as sinful which may lead to lives being threatened.

People in general, even from other countries are either surprised or discouraging of women being metal drummers. Some mentioned to me that it’s very physically demanding and they didn’t think I could do it.

For all these reasons I started our Facebook group “female metal drummers” to show each other and the world that we don't only play the drums, we play metal too, we play as artists and athletes too!

Without forgetting to acknowledge the support of lots of men in the industry.

We don’t want to compete, we just want equality, we want to be seen.

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11 Comments

  1. Allegra Care on March 14, 2021 at 4:47 am

    Mirna, this is so awesome. Good luck.

    • Mirna on March 15, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Allegra

  2. marisax on March 22, 2021 at 9:39 am

    yes girl! those fast feet!

    • Mirna on April 5, 2021 at 9:15 pm

      Haha thanks Marisa

  3. Kayla on April 3, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Amazing! Killer footwork and I love what you’re doing!!

    • Mirna on April 5, 2021 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Kayla! I appreciate it

  4. Caroline DW on April 7, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Well done Mirna and good luck in the competition xx

    • Mirna on April 11, 2021 at 7:51 am

      Thanks for all your support along the two years of my playing

  5. Ashish Gupta on April 10, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    She is ????

  6. yousif on April 19, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    wow wonderful , enjoy every minute of this exciting time in your life.

    • mirnaayshoa on April 19, 2021 at 9:47 pm

      Aw thank u!

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