The Women of Rock Oral History Project is building an archive that can change our preconceived notions of rock and roll icons.
Here are some of the upcoming events the FEM staff is looking forward to.
White exploitation of Black culture is not the same as respectfully sharing influences in the U.S. music industry.
“Feminism is about accepting and acknowledging difference in people not in an attempt for equality but for equity. Equality looks different to different people, and I think instead of trying to be equal, we can actually recognize, talk through, and embrace our differences.”
“I have a firm belief that each voice has a story and each story deserves a platform, and this platform happens to focus on femme identities.”
The Los Angeles based band Bleached aims to put an end to to the incessant ‘girl band’ rhetoric that defers attention away from the artistic goals of women artists on their new EP, “Can You Deal?”
Image courtesy of EttaJamesVEVO via Youtube. It’s a little known fact that Rock and Roll as we know it would not have existed without the musical pioneers that preceded the genre; more specifically, blues musicians. Early rock bands, which were predominately white adaptations, are a clear and obvious copy of a musical genre originating in…
In our Tunesday series, we will highlight a musician, song, or album that is currently making us smile, reflect or wonder. This week, we will focus on the French artist Christine and The Queens and her song “iT”.
I spoke to Sara Sithi-Amnuai, a trumpet player and fourth-year ethnomusicology major in the jazz program at UCLA, to learn more about her experiences as a female jazz instrumentalist.
Solange’s newest album, “A Seat at the Table,” is an album full of references to her struggles with mental wellness, but also what the black community needs in order to encourage discussion about mental health.