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Asani – Women Who Sing

ASANI is an Aboriginal women’s trio from Edmonton.  They are Debbie Houle, Sarah Pocklington and Sherryl Sewepagaham.  This circle of First Nations and Metis women have performed across Canada and internationally at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. and the Saddledome in Calgary.  Their debut CD ‘Rattle… Read more »

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The Godmother of Rock & Roll – Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin on March 20, 1915, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Although the identity of her father is unknown, Tharpe’s mother, Katie Bell Nubin, was a singer, mandolin player and evangelist preacher for the Church of God in Christ; the COGIC, founded by a black Baptist bishop named Charles Mason in… Read more »

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Remembering Natalie

American singer-songwriter Natalie Cole, daughter of mid-century crooner Nat King Cole, is best known for her Grammy Award-winning album ‘Inseparable.’ “I never got to make the transition from little girl to young woman … and that really screws you up.” —Natalie Cole Natalie Maria Cole was born on February 6, 1950, to vocal legend Nat… Read more »

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Honoring Ella Jenkins

Children are her favorite people. Ella Jenkins sees them as genuine, down to earth people who should be listened to and recognized as having much to offer.  Fellow music educator Patricia Sheehan Campbell lauds her as “a pioneer in her early and continuing realization that children have something to sing about, that the essence of… Read more »

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Never Too Old to Learn!

In her fifties, Tomaca Govan is learning how to play the guitar.   I never wanted to be a guitar “rock star;” that’s not my goal, but I’ve always sung.  And the guitar has helped to change my ear.  It has opened music up a whole new dimension because I am hearing new sounds, new tones… Read more »

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An interview with Kalimba Recording Artist Paula Atherton

The music business “ain’t” necessarily easy for women.  But, if you persevere and stay true to the course your heart has for you, you can meet with success.  Paula Atherton is a jazz woman who has done just that.  We appreciate her taking time from her busy touring, writing and recording life to answer just… Read more »

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Malina Moye – Lady Guitar Rocker

Flipping a Fender Stratocaster upside-down, acclaimed singer/songwriter/lefty guitarist Malina Moye fills a void in the entertainment industry. Described as a modern day renaissance woman, she’s a quadruple threat, carving out her own lane in today’s music scene as one of the few artists in history able to straddle both Rock and Soul genres. Moye’s musical… Read more »

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Yes – You Can – The Bangles

These ladies never gave up: THE BANGLES Rock historians view the Bangles as one of the greatest all-female bands, lauded for their inventive incorporation of ’60s folk rock, sunny SoCal harmonies and Beatles/Byrds/Beach Boys/Big Star godhead into a sound all its own. Theirs is truly a rags-to-riches story, from the band’s beginnings in L.A.’s Paisley… Read more »

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Detroit Has Kimmie Horne

If you are old enough or learned enough about music, you know the name Lena Horne.  Kimmie is directly related to her and was fully inspired by the queen, wanting so badly to follow in her footsteps.    Kimmie Horn is a wonderful vocalist, entertainer and business woman who manages her music career and created… Read more »

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Releasing Fear Saved Me – Says Singer & Musician Kenya McGuire

We find our ladies everywhere on the internet – worldwide.  We found Kenya (McGuire Johnson) Kenyamjmusic.com on facebook. Happened in bounce in and there she was in the stream.  We looked, we listened and realized that this is real talent.  The inspiration that Kenya gives us, besides her music, talent and her lovely voice is… Read more »

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Success in Love, Music & Business – Kim Wright

A dual interview with husband and wife team – Daysahead. “Daysahead revives the spirit of the golden era of bands from the 70′s & 80′s criss-crossing rock, jazz, and soul into a sound that’s both contemporary and timeless….an air-tight band and a bewitching front woman. Daysahead gets straight-ahead funky.” (Michael Heyliger, RhythmFlow) Daysahead was founded… Read more »

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Memphis Minnie & the Blues

When you think about the origin of the blues, do you think about an older Black gentleman from the south?  Most people do.  Women were also heavily involved with the blues. Memphis Minnie was noted by Big Bill Broonzy as being “the best woman blues guitarist he has ever heard.”  She earned the respect of… Read more »