Teyana Taylor Steps Out Of Retirement For One Night During ‘Big Femme Energy Live’

Teyana Taylor is coming out of retirement for one night only on Mar. 24 as part of “Big Femme Energy” Photo courtesy of Femme It Forward

Teyana Taylor has revealed that she will be stepping out of retirement for one night only to perform during the “Big Femme Energy Live” show on Mar. 24. The performance sees Amazon Music and Femme It Forward teaming up to celebrate Women’s History Month.

The show will be streaming live from Los Angeles’ Belasco Theater and available to watch on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel starting Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. PT.

“Sometimes we gotta take the time to smell our Roses even after the Last Petal falls,” Taylor said in a statement. “I can’t imagine a better way to close out Women’s History month than by celebrating with a group of phenomenal female artists and musicians to showcase our gifts together in this event to honor women around the world.”

Ambré, Baby Rose, SAYGRACE, and Mapy will all be joining Taylor for the performance. An all-women symphony orchestra will be backing each performance throughout the event.

Following the livestream, a 15-minute documentary called “The Making of Big Femme Energy” will be released on the Amazon Music app and Amazon Music’s Youtube channel on Mar. 29.

“With March being the time of year when people celebrate women’s contributions to society, we decided now would be a great time to release ‘The Making of Big Femme Energy,'” Heather Lowery, president and CEO of Femme It Forward and one of Pollstar‘s Women of Live 2022, said in a statement. “While creating the album, it became evident that we, as women, make up the fabric of the entertainment industry. However, when it comes down to owning and distributing works of art, we oftentimes face barriers that our male counterparts do not.”

The mini-doc will include artist interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the Big Femme Energy album and tour. Sinéad Harnett, Lauren Jauregui, Kiana Ledé, Muni Long, Tayla Parx, Rapsody, SAYGRACE and more will all be providing commentary in the documentary, which was directed by Annie Bercy.

“Viewers will get a firsthand look into the blood, sweat, and many tears that went into making something seemingly as simple as an all-women compilation album,” Lowery said. “Our hope is that after viewing the film and tuning into the ‘Big Femme Energy Live’ experience on March 24 with Amazon Music, we’ll move beyond just celebrating women once a year and truly start to recognize the benefits that we provide the industry through our dedication, hard work, and creativity on a daily basis.”

Femme It Forward began in April 2019 as an event series, and launched its inaugural Nex Gem Femme program in August 2021, pairing 200 young women of color mentees with leading female executives in music, media, entertainment, technology, and social justice.