The Ponderers began as a musical challenge for two Chicago music enthusiasts, Stephanie Manriquez of FMEL and Sandra Trevino of Enchufate. They were given the task of providing an all day music set, composed solely of female-fronted artists, for a one day community festival whose focus was women empowerment. Challenge on!
The idea of putting out female-fronted music continues to grow, and as we share information about some of the artists that compose our playlists on an online magazine: Gozamos. We also select tunes from vinyl to digital, every 2nd Wednesday of the month in a local Chicagoland area bar: Harbee Liquors & Tavern, going from pop, electronica, latin alternative, punk-rock and much more.