It’s been a year since a girl named jaen released “Resist,” a catchy song about voting in the midterm elections and changing the country. But the message—and agnj’s commitment to politically-charged music—persists.
Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer’s 19th album, “The Point of Arrival,” is personal and contemplative—and it’s the kind of inner work that inspires her activism in the world. Deeply influenced by her Quakerism, Newcomer’s music reflects an inclusivity and a call to “lean in toward the light” that offers an inspirational soundtrack for social justice movements.
The tremendous power and prestige of conductors and concertmasters provides ample opportunities for abuse. But the abuse can start much earlier, among teachers and young students.
“The telling of stories is a really powerful kind of activism—it allows you to empathize, to put yourself in others’ shoes.”
Female library music composers are traditionally among the most underrepresented among media composers. Mpath, LLC, a music production company based in Los Angeles, is part of a growing movement to change all that.
The self-love vibes Lizzo projects have attracted countless followers. But the feminist is also forthright about her struggles with depression—and fighting off an ever-present fear of not being “enough.”
Last weekend, Newport Folk Festival attendees bore witness to a groundbreaking occasion: the event’s first all-female headlining collaboration.
Robin Ritz’s song and video celebrate the divine feminine—in the women in our lives, in our archetypes and in ourselves.
I am too often asked to recount my career trajectory as an example of female triumph against the stacked odds of a male dominated orchestral field. But frankly, I am tired of waging this battle on traditional grounds.
“I’m so damn free,” she sang, striking a final pose and laughing as neon pink light flooded the stage.