One of FIBA’s strategic pillars is to promote and develop women in basketball. Therefore, in this year’s FIBA Women’s AmeriCup, a competition that brings together the ten best basketball teams in the Americas, the organization seeks to provide quality entertainment and raise a message of women empowerment through all corners of the tournament.
Reggaeton and trap have become one of the most popular genres worldwide, especially within the basketball community, and new female artists have emerged on the music scene. Such is the case of Mariah Angeliq, who is Universal Music Group’s new rising star.
At just 21 years old, Mariah Angeliq burst onto the Latin scene to become one of the most promising names in female reggaeton. With over 1 million followers on Instagram and over 12 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Mariah Angeliq has reached audiences all over the world with her creativity, music and style.
Due to her story, her message and her great talent, Mariah Angeliq was chosen to perform in the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2021 draw, an event that will define the groups and schedule for the June tournament. The draw will be held on Saturday, May 22nd, at 2 P.M. (ET) and streamed live through the FIBA YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/FIBA).
The FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2021 will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from June 11th to 19th at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. The qualified teams are: Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Canada, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
This effort will reinforce FIBA’s strategy to stay innovative through basketball initiatives. The intersection of music and basketball speaks to the importance of uplifting the cultural aspect of the sport. It also brings new entertainment experiences and offers more spaces for talented women to uplift each other.