World Premiere


Feature | United States | 95 MINUTES | English
Documentary, Music

Filmmaker Beth Aala takes us behind the scenes of Alicia Keys' She Is The Music songwriting camp in this revealing look at the music business that focuses on the lack of access and opportunity granted to young black and brown women. The camp’s participants take center stage as they try to break through the industry with the next big hit song. Ayoni is from Barbados, following Rihanna’s footsteps while reaching for the same stars. Atlanta's DaVionne got a break collaborating with known artists and now works on her writing and recording. Chicago-born Jean Deaux does it all on her own — writing, recording, and producing while touring with successful acts. 

The audience is taken on a journey with these young women — from performing on the road to intimate sessions at the camp — and they hear from professional mentors, including Keys, as they share their ambitions and challenges. Along the way, Keys shares her struggles in the music industry as well as her dedication to working with and championing opportunities for women in music to help them succeed. ––Deborah Rudolph

After the Premiere: A performance from She Is The Music artists Jean Deaux, Ayoni and DaVionne curated by Alicia Keys.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Beth Aala
Beth Aala
Beth Aala
Director of Photography
Ayana Baraka
M. Watanabe Milmore, ACE
Executive Producer
Abby Greensfelder, Katie Couric, Alicia Keys, Ann Mincieli, Jody Gerson, Sam Kirby Yoh, Dr. Stacy Smith, Brenda Robinson, Abby Rodriguez, Regina K. Scully, Geralyn White Dreyfous
Felicia Stevens
Production Company
Everywoman Studios
Additional Photography
Jenni Morello, Beth Aala
Associate Editor
Ruella Rouf
Supervising Producer
Lia Dosik Carney
Alicia Keys, Ann Mincieli, Alex Mali, Ambi Lyrics, Ayoni, DaVionne, Dianna Lopez, Ebonie Smith, G.L.A.M., Gloria Kaba, Jean Deaux, Jody Gerson, Lanita Smith, Maria Ayerbe, TT the Artist, Linda Perry, Nija Charles

Press Contact
RJ Millard
Obscured Pictures
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 620 0727
Carleigh Hoimark
Obscured Pictures
Verona, 07044
Phone: 9739089242
* Rush Tickets available at venue except for
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> > Explore Alicia Keys' discography here.


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