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2017 Worlds - Nominative Roster (WAG)

ARG - Camila Ambrosio, Mayra Vaquie, Camila Bonzo, Agustina Pisos
AUS - Talia Folino, Rianna Mizzen, Georgia Godwin, Georgia-Rose Brown
AUT - Jasmin Mader, Marlies Maennersdorfer
AZE - Yulia Inshina, Ekaterina Tishkova, Marina Nekrasova
BEL - Nina Derwael, Maellyse Brassart, Rune Hermans
BRA - Rebeca Andrade, Thais Fidelis
BUL - Pamela Georgieva, Yoana Yankova
CAN - Shallon Olsen, Ellie Black, Isabela Onyshko, Broolyn Moors
CHN - Liu Tingting, Wang Yan, Luo Huan, Fan Yilin
COL - Ginna Escobar Betancur, Valentina Pardo, Dayana Ardila Garcia
CRO - Ana Derek
CUB - Yesena Ferrera, Marcia Vidiaux
CZE - Veronika Cenkova, Aneta Holasova, Lucie Jirikova
DEN - Mette Hulgaard, Linnea Hoejer Wang, Emilie Winther
EGY - Farah Hussein, Sherine El Zeiny, Farah Salem, Hana Kassem
ESP - Cinitia Rodriguez, Ana Perez, Claudia Colom, Nora Fernandez
FIN - Annika Urvikko, Helmi Murto, Maija Leinonen
FRA - Marine Boyer, Melanie Dos Santos, Coline Devillard, Lorette Charpy
GBR - Claudia Fragapane, Alice Kinsella, Amy Tinkler, Georgia-Mae Fenton
GER - Tabea Alt, Kim Bui, Pauline Schaefer, Elisabeth Seitz
GRE - Argyro Afrati, Evangelia Plyta, Ioanna Xoulogi
HKG - Yan Yin Ng
HUN - Boglarka Toemboel, Zsofia Kovacs, Boglarka Devai, Dalia Al-Salty
IND - Pranati Nayak, Aruna Budda Reddy
ISL - Agnes Suto, Dominiqua Belanyi
ISR - Ofir Kremer, Ofir Netzer, Gaya Giladi, Shailee Weiss
ITA - Sara Berardinelli, Lara Mori, Desiree Carofiglio, Francesca Linari
JAM - Toni-Ann Williams, Maya Williams, Mackenzie Robinson
JPN - Mai Murakami, Aiko Sugihara, Sae Miyakawa, Asuka Teramoto
KAZ - Zhanerke Duisek, Yekaterina Chuikina
KOR - Eun Ju Lee, Jury Kim, Gaeun Sung, Narae Yun
LAT - Anastasija Dubova, Marija Ribalcenko, Valerija Grisane
LTU - Agata Vostruchovaite
MEX - Ahtziri Sandoval, Miriana Almeida Garcia, Victoria Mata
NED - Eythora Thorsdottir, Tisha Volleman, Lieke Wevers, Sanne Wevers
NOR - Thea Mille Nygaard, Martina Skregelid, Julie Soederstroem, Solveig Berg
NZL - Isabella Brett, Estella Matthewson, Courtney McGregor
PAN - Ana Laura Wong
POR - Ana Filipa Martina, Mariana Marianito, Mariana Pitrez
PUR - Paula Mejias Rodriguez, Bianca Leon
ROU - Larisa Iordache, Catalina Ponor, Ioana Crisan
RSA - Cornelia Eksteen, Claudia Cummins, Naveen Daries, Angela Maguire
RUS - Angelina Melnikova, Elena Eremina, Maria Paseka, Anastaisa Ilyankova
SLO - Teja Belak, Tjasa Kysselef
SUI - Giulia Steingruber, Ilaria Kaeslin, Jessica Diacci, Fabienne Studer
SVK - Barbora Mokosova
SWE - Jonna Adlerteg
TPE - Ko-Ching Fang, Yu Ju Lo, Hsiu-Ju Chuang, Pin-Ju Lai
TUR - Goksu Uctas, Tutya Yilmaz
URK - Diana Varinska, Valeria Osipova, Angelina Radivilova, Valeria Iarmolenko
USA - Jade Carey, Ashton Locklear, Ragan Smith, Riley McCusker
UZB - Oksana Chusovitina
VEN - Pamela Arriojas, Milca Leon
VIE - Nguyen Hai Yen Bui, Khanh Van Truong

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Hurray for the Riff Raff: I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)

A rad girl-gang-themed video, and a chat about how wanderlust can set you free.

Interview by Paula Mejia.

But I think that it’s a really excellent time to be a woman in music. A lot of the past was women fighting to be where we are now. Every once in a while I’ll get the, “Oh, you’re a pretty good guitar player for a girl,” bullshit like that. But that’s all changing. Certain outfits and avenues of standard rock music have been exhausted, so there’s a definite new life for that. And one way of doing that is women playing together. It has a totally different feel than men playing together. If people like you, it’s a way to put yourself out there because you’re not just a four-dude rock band. [laughs] All the bands that are getting attention, like Haim and Savages, are all performing different styles of music but are filling that same gap.
—  Emily Kokal of Warpaint, from an interview with Paula Mejia for Interview magazine, January 2014