viBe Theater Experience (viBe) provides girls, young women, and nonbinary youth of color (aged 13-25) in New York City with free, high quality artistic, leadership and academic opportunities. viBe works to empower its participants to write and perform original theater, video and music about the real-life issues they face daily. viBe's performing arts and training programs provide the platform for participants to amplify their voices and "speak truth to power", by creating an artistic response to the world around them.
viBeSongMakers is a 6 month program offered each year, providing the tools for 6-8 viBe girls to express themselves through writing/recording, composing and arranging a full length album of songs. Participants are paired with professional musicians to receive basic music instruction, and to guide girls through the songwriting and recording process, which results in an album that is celebrated with a live performance.
The young artists in the viBeSongMakers group Real Im(perfect)ions gave us an imaginative wishlist for their album's artwork. We incorporated their ideas in this playful CD design.