Posts Tagged Feministing Jamz

Feministing Jamz: Women and queer people of color on state violence

Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, queer, and trans folks of color directly in a lot of different ways — not to mention the very real toll of state violence on other members of our communities: our fathers, our brothers, our children. It should come as no surprise, then, when women and queer folks of color address these issues in their music.

Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, ...

Feministing Jamz: Artist you need to know – Ibeyi

Ibeyi are French-Cubana twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz. The daughters of accomplished Afro-Cuban percussionist Anga Díaz (of Buena Vista Social Club fame), they put out their Oya EP a few weeks ago, and I’ve had their gorgeous melodies and sparse beats in my head nonstop.

Ibeyi are French-Cubana twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz. The daughters of accomplished Afro-Cuban percussionist Anga Díaz (of Buena Vista Social Club fame), they put out their Oya EP a few weeks ago, and I’ve had their gorgeous ...

A Feministing Jamz guide to the AFROPUNK fest

Are you hype about the AFROPUNK fest this weekend in Brooklyn? We are! And we know lots of you are as well, so we thought we’d put together a quick little list for you of interesting artists to make your feminist hearts burst of joy.

In no particular order….

Tecla

Tecla won my heart with this song about people who suck. These include: abusive men, wealthy kids who waste their money, and people who look the other way. Don’t look the other way!

Valerie June

Valerie June is a national fucking treasure.  While I’m generally not the kind of gay who likes guitar-playing singer songwriters, I make an exception for Valerie June’s blend of blues, folk, soul, and country. “Workin’ Woman’s Blues” is one ...

Are you hype about the AFROPUNK fest this weekend in Brooklyn? We are! And we know lots of you are as well, so we thought we’d put together a quick little list for you of interesting ...

Feministing Jamz: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

If you spend most of your social media time on Twitter, your feed is probably mostly about what’s happening in Ferguson, MO, right now. If you spend most of your social media time on Facebook, however, it’s probably light on the racialized state violence and suppression of journalism, and heavy on the NEW TAYLOR SWIFT SINGLE (what’s up with that social media split? Buzzfeed explains).

That’s right, everyone’s favourite 25-year-old permateen has a new song out, and it’s poppy and upbeat and it’s all about not letting the haters get you down.

If you spend most of your social media time on Twitter, your feed is probably mostly about what’s happening in Ferguson, MO, right now. If you spend most of your social media time on ...

Feministing Jamz: La Santa Cecilia on feminism, immigration, and storytelling

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my way from one stage to the next, I was stopped in my tracks in front of a little side stage – pulled in by the voice, the music, the sheer magnetism of La Santa Cecilia who, at the time, I’d never heard of before. Their music is a mix of Pan-American rhythms — you’ll hear cumbias, boleros, some bossa nova — all held by La Marisoul’s booming voice.

It’s been a really big couple of years for them, and earlier this year they won ...

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my ...

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