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Country musician Rissi Palmer is the subject of a new PBS documentary

The Citizens 17 Mar 2023
She became the first African American woman to chart a country song in 20 years, when her single “Country Girl” peaked at No ... She is one of only five African American women to ever hit the Billboard charts in the history of country music ... African Americans in Country Music,” which aired on CMT (Country Music Television).

Juanita Kathryn Watson Brooks

The Daily Journal - San Mateo 03 Mar 2023
... broke the color barrier in that yearly event and carried the first African American doll ever sold in the area as she rode on a truck in the procession ... Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies and Music at Yale University.

Warner Music Africa’s MD Temi Adeniji listed among Billboard’s top Women in Music

Independent online (SA) 02 Mar 2023
Warner Music Africa’s managing director Temi Adeniji has been enlisted among Billboard’s 2023 Women in Music ... “Congrats to our MD @temilade on being named one of @billboard 2023 Women in Music!!!” ... Every year, Billboard hosts a Women in Music event to honour and recognise the women ...

Mercy Center celebrates 16 Women Making History in Erie region

Erie Times-News 02 Mar 2023
... Rosa Parks; Maya Lin, whose design was selected for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; "Witch of Wall Street" Hetty Green; portraits of 19th century African American women activists; the TV show "I Love Lucy"; women breaking musical barriers; women in the military; and much more.

Nellie Francis: suffragist, organizer, singer, civil rights worker and more

MinnPost 27 Feb 2023
In 1891 she was the only African American graduate of St ... Who’s Who Among Minnesota Women (1924) ... In the mid-1910s, she formed a singing group called the Folk Song Coterie, which performed exclusively African American music — in her view, the true American folk music. All the singers were Black women from St.

The Lowe Down: New VSO music director? It’s time to choose

Rutland Herald 16 Feb 2023
Last Saturday, the final of seven candidates for VSO music director led the orchestra at The Flynn in Burlington ... He chose an unusually compelling program of holiday music by African American and women composers, contemporary and historical, joining traditional favorites, proving a most competent, musically sensitive and able conductor.

Inside The Revelation Spiritual Home. 1. The Path of IMboni

Bitter Winter English 13 Feb 2023
In truth, there are elements in the Sunday service of TRSH that one can find in other African religious and spiritual movements, such as the presence of women in uniforms reminiscent of the military, and a musical style that may sometimes (although not always) have something in common with Zionist and Pentecostal churches.

Concerts, art exhibits, lectures: A guide to celebrating Black History Month

The Virginian-Pilot 01 Feb 2023
Story of African Arrival, Set to Music ... Music of Black Women Composers” by the Virginia Chorale ... A performance of music and acrobatics that’s often described as “African-style Cirque du Soliel.” Tickets start at $21 ... The event honors the legacy of one of the first African women mentioned by name in the historical record at Jamestown.

Coomi Wadia can go from a Goan folk song to a tango to song from ...

Hindustan Times 28 Jan 2023
... who has come for training.” The choir has also performed in 22 languages, including African-American spirituals and original Indian music. Sorab had once said, “It’s truly wonderful to see a choir of women dressed in saris singing music that African-Americans would normally sing.

Billy Monama is taking fans ‘Back To The Future’ to celebrate 20-year musical journey

Independent online (SA) 20 Jan 2023
Monama told IOL Entertainment that “Back To The Future” is no ordinary concert, it’s a never to be missed musical experience ... Monama will feature music powerhouse Brenda Mtambo, who will be paying homage to all the women of South Africa, the likes of Miriam Makeba, Busi Mhlongo and Dorothy Masuku.

Annabell Lebethe appointed as SAMRO’s new CEO

Independent online (SA) 13 Jan 2023
“Appointing a female CEO speaks to the fact that SAMRO is serious about driving its transformation agenda and the move is also in line with SAMRO’s continuous efforts to empower women, not only within the South African music industry, but in society as a whole," he said.

Making their pitch for a portion of $25,000 in downtown event funding

Post Bulletin 12 Jan 2023
Fatuma Ahmed, co-founder of Pamoja Women, pitched a cultural celebration of fashion, food, music and things East African ... Katija Ali, right, and Fatuma Ahmed, of Pamoja Women, an organization promoting East African Culture, explain their plan for an East African cultural festival to a panel of judges Wednesday, Jan.

Miller Theatre continues 2022-23 Jazz series with Vijay Iyer Trio

Metro USA 03 Jan 2023
She also composed and produced music for a collaborative film project based in Korogocho, Kenya, Hope Raisers by Kizito Gamba, and contributed music to his latest documentary Calling the Shots co-directed by Kore Abong about aspiring African women in the film industry.

Trailblazing pop and country singer Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters has died at 74

Business Insider 01 Jan 2023
Pointer and her sisters broke ground for Black women in country and pop with their hits in the '70s and '80s ... In particular, the group broke ground for Black women in country music, becoming the first female African-American group to perform on the long-running Grand Ole Opry radio program.

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