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Saturday, 30 July 2011

New Documentary On Women In Punk Music

 
Came across this trailer for a new documentary on women in the punk music scene. It's been made by the guys “From The Back Of The Room” production. So what’s the documentary about?;
‘Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies continue to help keep DIY together today. This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk, and has interviews with over 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives’.
It contains video footage and interviews from the likes of Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, Slade from Tribe 8, Allison Wolfe from Bratmobile, Kirsten from Naked Aggression, The Ladies from Witch Hunt, Tobia from Look Back and many more. The documentary was produced, shot and directed by Amy Oden and co-produced by Brian Kruglak.
I would like to see the full version, as it look very interesting and gives a great insite into this particular music scene that I have very little knowledge on.

I also found more video's showcasing Women in punk for all you lovers of punk music via Louder Than War and Youtube
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Friday, 29 July 2011

Shystie - Blue Magic Mixtape Download



Shystie drops her lastest mixtape Blue Magic after a morning of anticipated waiting. So get downloading and Happy listening.

C-Mone New Album 'Dancing With Mirrors' - 01.08.11



It feels like a long time since we heard from C-Mone, but we are happy to say she is back with a new album which drops on Monday 1st August 2011 titled 'Dancing With Mirrors' (released via Dark Whisper Records). Buy Now via Amazon.

For those of you not familair with C-Mone she used to be an original member of Outdaviille a rap collective from Nottingham. And in 2005 MC C-Mone was crowned 'BEST Female MC' at the Lyric Pad UK Hip Hop. Since starting out at the age of 16 C-mone has been dedicated to her music and has had many successful releases.

Sistova Presents Style & Substance Showcase - 02.08.11


Style and Substance is a live music showcase that brings together and celebrates emerging female talent in the arts in aid of raising awareness of some of the charities that support women.

Cleo Sol, Michaela Cole, Moy Moy, Kaana Ellie & The Remedies, KGS, Kay Young and Indigo Williams with your host Dionne Reid and DJ Carmen Leigh.

The night kicks off at a new venue at The Queen Of Hoxton, 1 – 5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2.

Doors open from 7.30pm – 11.30pm / £8 – remember at least £1 from you entry fee goes straight to Ovarian Cancer Action. Send your names to: guestlist@sistova.com now for £6 entry B4 8pm.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Illest Female Rappers Volume 7


01 – Stacy Epps – Eppisode 1
02 – Knoxie-Ty – R.F.R (Revival of the Female Rapper)
03 – Dominique Larue – Ain’t It
04 – Likwuid Stylez – Loose Change
05 – Miz Korona ft. Monica Blaire – Just Breathe
06 – Nejma Shea – Endangered Species
07 – Madd Mary – Welcome to the Kitchen Press
08 – Dynasty – Magnificent
09 – Righteous Da Goddess – Mind Cruise
10 – Amanda Diva – Catch Me
11 – Anita Tijoux ft. Invincible – Sube
12 – Guerrilla Queenz – Stolen Lives
13 – 330 – Bullsh*t
14 – Knoxie-Ty – Destruction & Corruption
15 – Red Shaydez – Classic
16 – Luminous Flux – ILL Mindz
17 – Wenzday Atemz – Atemz Anthem
18 – Saridae – Show & Prove
19 – Righteous Da Goddess – Such a Venus

Facebook - for volume 1-6

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Leanne Robinson + Lucy Rose - August’s Music Week Breakout 10.09.11

More awards being annouched this week including the line up for August’s Music Week Breakout event. Seven acts make the short list of which all seven will appear over two stages at the monthly event on August 10. Artists who will feature on the night are:

Women unite for the Art of Change - Ends 05.08.11


Art of Change - Commonwealth Art Exhibition for Women Artists from 18 JULY – 5 August 2011 at the Commonwealth Club Gallery.

Art of Change is an exciting visual arts exhibition by a rich diversity of women artists from all corners of the Commonwealth. The exhibition is in line with the 2011 theme of the Commonwealth of "Women as Agents of Change".

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Patchwork by Ellen Banda-Aaku Book Launch - 27.07.11


The Centre of African Studies and African Peoples Advocacy cordially invites you to the launch of the novel Patchwork by Ellen Banda-Aaku, with: 

Ellen Banda-AAKU, Author, Patchwork

Dr. Mpalive Msiska, Reader in English and Humanities, Birkbeck College

Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell (Chair), Writer and Executive Director, African Peoples Advocacy

The event will be followed by a reception and a book-signing session (copies of the book will be available for purchase at £12).

Muhsinah's Birthday/FREE DOUBLE EP DOWNLOAD

Not only is it Muhsinah's Birthday but she has shared with her fans a FREE DOUBLE EP for our pleasure.  So basiclaly we are getting 2 EPs in 1. "Gone" contains an EP called Urban and another called Suburban, each with 3 songs on them. How glorious.

We are wandering why labels are sleeping on this grammy nominateD artist and why is SHE still unsigned?? 

Tracklisting:
-One
-Stop & Go
-Gone
-Down To 1
-Stop
-Till I'm Gone


2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Announced



Yesterday Lauren Laverne announced the Barclaycard Mercury Prize '2011 Albums of the Year' and these are;

Monday, 18 July 2011

AIM's Women in Music & Entertainment Networking Evening 18.07.11


AIM’s next event, is taking place at Proud Cabaret in London today. The event will give Women In Music & Entertainment the opportunity to hear from some of the entertainment industry’s most successful and influential women, as well as the chance to meet, network and drink.

Despite notable female successes in the entertainment industry, research conducted by the Cultural Leadership Programme found that male leaders in the creative industries outnumbered female leaders by two and a half to one. This event comes at a time when umbrella body UK Music is set to launch its Equality Charter, an important step in addressing inequalities and ensuring the UK commercial music industry reflects the diversity of wider society.

Respect La Diva in threatre's from 7-24.09.11


 
Respect The Diva hits the 
London's West End for a limited 3-week run at the prestigious Garrick Theatre. Playing from the 7th until the 24th September. To book your tickets click here
 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Dutty Girl - NEW YOUTUBE PAGE



Check out the Dutty Girl's new youtube page. The video features some of the Dutty Girl collective from Dazee & Diss Miss Productions and Sarah B.

Website |Youtube | Myspace | Twitter | Soundcloud


http://www.itvfixers.com/

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Sites We LOVE: She Luxe Couture


I love jewellery, and the She Luxe Couture range have me going crazy for them. Started by De'Aundra Williams and co-designer Aja Clifford who could not find items that defined who they were, or complimented their unique sense of style.

Love the colours and use of different texture from leather to feathers.

Carmen Rodgers w/ Tamara Wellons, Latalle @ Jazz Cafe - 09.07.11





CARMEN RODGERS hits the UK with her first Jazz Cafe show in over 5 years. Also on the line 
is the amazing TAMARA WELLONS (Osunlade / Ocha Records USA), who we had the pleasure of meeting a few years back.


Plus:
+ JESSE GAMMAGE,
+ LATAILLE (Ann-Marie, Organic Fam)
+ KTF DJs Paul Aaaron (UKSoulJam/Groove Lineage), DJ Kay (UKSoulJam/K15)
£17.50 advance or more on the door

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Beverley Knight Soul UK Album - 04.07.11



This Monday sees the release of Beverley Knight latest album 'Soul UK', the album is Beverly's own versions of 13 classic UK Soul tracks including songs by Soul II Soul, Jamiroquai, Omar, Young Disciples, Roachford, George Michael, Junior and more.
Buy the album from all good music sites including amazon.co.ukPlay.comHMV and iTunes
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