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New Book Highlights The Work Of Women In Music

Rewriting or editing written history is a daunting task. Unfortunately though, it is a necessary one. What children learn about the world today, is more often than not based on information put together by men. And so the information tenda to be one-sided, lacking and sometimes literally false.

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A new book intends to help a new narrative find ground. This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music is edited by Kim Gordon and Sinéad Gleeson and it features essays by musicians and music journalists about the genre-breakers, the experimentalists and the women who mixed music and activism.

This Woman’s Work seeks to confront the male dominance and sexism that have been hard-coded in the canons of music, literature, and film and has forced women to fight pigeon-holing or being side-lined by carving out their own space.”

According to the book’s press release these women seek to shatter the dominating narrative and one can only imagine how that can empower and motivate young women of the future to venture fearlessly into the creative arts.

“Women have to speak up, to shout louder to tell their story – like the auteurs and ground-breakers featured in this collection, including: Anne Enright on Laurie Anderson; Megan Jasper on her ground-breaking work with Sub Pop; Margo Jefferson on Bud Powell and Ella Fitzgerald; and Fatima Bhutto on music and dictatorship.”

This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music is released on April 7 by White Rabbit.

This Protest Musician Shares A Holiday Piece With A Plant-Based Twist

The time of joy and goodwill is closing in and what better way to celebrate than with wonderful music. One musician, who calls herself Vegan Queen V, has shared a music video for these holidays that has a bit of a twist to it.

An animal rights activist to the core, Vegan Queen V spins the traditional Christmas song around a bit and asks her audience to kindly leave animals off their plates this time around.

“We need to share our kindness and compassion with others more than ever now. Why not extend that gift to our non-human brothers and sisters.”
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Life and this whole existence is about adapting and not being afraid of exploring new things. Why not try a vegan night this holiday season?


Musician And Animal Activist, Inanna, Releases A Single Protesting Factory Farming

Music, environmental protection, animal rights and, belly dancing. These are some of the things Inanna brings to the world on a daily basis. Now the singer and activist has released a music video to ‘The Machine’, off of her recently released album, ‘Acrotopia‘.

The mostly black and white video shows Inanna weaving through factory machines, and dubious-looking workers, in a blood-red colored dress, all the while conveying a message about the rights of animals.

We can all have different opinions about eating other animals but there are sensible, ethical ways of doing things and then there is factory farming. The latter is nothing but torture and horror that even causes trauma to the workers/murderers not to mention the environmental effects such as deforestation, pollution, and the decline of smaller farms and rural communities.

“I firmly believe that all forms of art have an incredible capacity to drive change and create awareness, even about difficult issues such as animal exploitation. This video, inspired by some of my favorite movies of the silent era, wants to be an allegorical representation of the treatment of animals in factory farms and forests burnt by human activity. It is a dark video for a dark and emotional song, but it also includes a message of hope and a colorful fragment where we can catch a glimpse of a possible future where humans and animals live and thrive together. Both song and video want to witness what happens, but they also want to celebrate life and individuality of all Earthlings”

– Inanna

Inanna is one of many voices that stand up for those without a voice. Check out her video below and more of her music and work via her webpage, inannamusic.com.