March is Women’s History Month, so this show features songs of women’s struggles and stories as sung by some great women artists.
We’ll hear from Native American women, pioneers in womens’s blues, folk music from Palestine, and stories of women from American history and folklore.
Featured artists include Native Americans Joanne Shenandoah, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Walela, and Ulali; Palestinians Amal Murkus and Sanaa Moussa; Empress of the Blues Bessie Smith and blues pioneers Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Clara Smith, plus a delightful duet between Sippie Wallace and Bonnie Raitt; plus, Peggy Seeger, Our Native Daughters, Kate Campbell. and from the Pacific NW Linda Allen from Bellingham, WA and Mary Flower and Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters from Portland.
Here are links to more stories about artists featured on this show:
Wonderful video of Frida Kahlo's art set to "Song for Frida Kahlo": https://youtu.be/ThcOSq6vDCs
Folk Songs of Palestinian Women: https://www.middleeasteye.net/discover/dont-leave-songs-palestinian-women
Kiran Ahluwalia: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5047582
Babara Dane story in New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/arts/music/barbara-dane-paredon-recor...
Upcoming documentary film about Barbara Dane: https://www.barbaradane.net/documentary-film
Bellingham Singer-songwriter Linda Allen's documentary "Here's to Women": https://youtu.be/M1RVCKOj2VI