Women’s History Month Special – Women In Music for March 19, 2019

Women In Music with Laney Goodman continues to Celebrate Women’s History Month with women’s lives and women’s voices past and present. This coming week we’ll learn about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize…

Wangari Maathai

the first Native American woman to become chief of the Cherokee Nation… and a labor leader,

Wilma Mankiller

writer and women’s rights activist in Puerto Rico at the start of the 20th Century. We’ll also hear the music of Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah

Walela, Lourdes Perez, Lila Downs, Hasu Patel, Susheela Raman, Miriam Makeba, and the women of Mombazo.

That’s all coming upon the next Women In Music as we continue our celebration of Women’s History Month.

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Women From the Isles – Women In Music for March 12, 2019

Women In Music with Laney Goodman continues to Celebrate Women’s History Month with women’s lives and women’s voices, past and present.

Join us this coming week for another special celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with “Women from the Isles”. We’ll hear the music of Maura O’Connell,

Maura O’Connell

Eddi Reader,

Eddie Reader

Dolores Keane, Natalie MacMaster,

Natalie MacMaster

and the Scottish band Rise… we’ll learn about the first St. Patrick’s Day parade… why we kiss the Blarney Stone… and who came up with the St. Patrick’s Day pinch (if you’re not wearing any green). From the Emerald Isle to the rocky Scottish shores, from the wild racing seas off Cape Breton to the Highlands of America, that’s all coming upon the next Women In Music as we continue our celebration of Women’s History Month.

International Women’s Day Special – for March 5, 2019

Celebrate International Women’s Day this week… and Women’s History with Women In Music with Laney Goodman all through the month of March.

This coming week we’ll celebrate the unique contributions of women past and present on this very special Women In Music. We’ll hear excerpts from speeches by great American suffragists like Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony

and Elizabeth Cady Stanton…

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

music from Emma’s Revolution, Irina Rivkin, Sweet Honey in the Rock,

Sweet Honey In the Rock

Holly Near, and Cosy Sheridan.

Women In Music for February 26, 2019

On this coming week’s show we’ll hear new music from alternative/folk singer/songwriter Alison May from Oakland, CA, and Canadian duo Dala…

Dala

roots with a touch of blues with new music from Chastity Brown from Minneapolis, MN and a sister duo act out of New Orleans called Rising Appalachia… the neo-soul of Nigerian-German singer/songwriter Nneka and the woman who started the neo-soul movement right here in the States, MeShell N’degeocello…

Me’shell N’degeocello

then we’ll finish up the hour with the stunningly beautiful vocals of Lisbeth Scott from the West Coast

Lisbeth Scott

and Tibetan singer/songwriter Yungchen Lhamo

Yungchen Lhamo

That’s all coming up on the next Women In Music.

Black History Month Special – February 19, 2019

Celebrate Black History Month with this coming week’s Women In Music with Laney Goodman, featuring alternative folk with Cassandra Wilson,

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

multicultural rhythms of Laura Love,

LauraLove

progressive pop with a touch of dub from Grammy Award winning songwriter Sharon Robinson, retro soul with Macy Gray

Macy Gray

Macy Gray

and the Brand New Heavies… then we’ll finish up the hour with the world beat of Haitian New Yorker Manze Dayila and the Nago Nation, and West African Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo.

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Angelique Kidjo

So, tune in this coming week for a Black History Month Special as we honor the lives and music of women of color around the world on Women In Music with Laney Goodman.

Black History Month Special – Women In Music for February 5, 2019

Celebrate Black History Month with this week’s Women In Music with Laney Goodman, as we honor the lives of the late Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks

Corretta Scott King

Corretta Scott King

with the poetry of Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou

and the music of Pantera Saint-Montaigne

Pantera Saint-Montaigne

Pantera Saint-Montaigne

Tracy Chapman … we’ll also hear the multi-cultural experience of the African Diaspora with Les Nubians,

Les Nubians

Les Nubians

and the griots (or storytellers) of Mali.

So, tune in this coming week for a Black History Month Special as we honor the lives and music of women of color around the world on Women In Music with Laney Goodman.

Women In Music for January 29, 2019

On this coming week’s show we’ll hear progressive singer/songwriters Kree Woods out of Nashville, TN

Kree Woods

and Molly Bancroft, originally from the Southlands now living in Michigan…

Molly Bancroft

Americana/roots with Brigitte DeMeyer and Boston area new grass band Joy Kills Sorrow… alternative singer/songwriter from Athens, GA Lera Lynn…

Lera Lynn

and from Brooklyn, Emily Zuzik… then we’ll finish up the hour with two classic covers – The Cowboy Junkies performing “Sweet Jane,” and Patti Smith with Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.

That’s all coming up on the next Women In Music.

Women In Music for January 22, 2019

On this coming week’s show we’ll hear singer/songwriter Lori McKenna of the Boston music scene,

LoriMckenna

a classic from 1998 with Patty Griffin live at Lilith Faire…

Patty-Griffin

blues funk from Shiela Brody with her latest 2015 LP Mississippi and Manhattan blues rocker Danielia Cotton…

Danielia-Cotton

soul pop from NYC’s Kendra Morris, the latest from L.A. indie soul band Memoir featuring Dena Deadly… then we’ll finish the hour with digital/soul pop for Florida’s Meresha, Kelis from the Harlem soul music scene,

Kelis

Kelis

and electric guitarist Eljuri from Educador, now living in NYC.

eljuri

Women In Music for January 15, 2019

On this coming week’s show we’ll hear singer/songwriter Heather Maloney from Western Massachusetts, and a classic from Grammy Award Winner Joni Mitchell from her 1971 release “Blue”… Americana/Roots of Carrie Rodriguez out of the Austin music scene…

CarrieRodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez

Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams from her 2007 album West… the Appalachian fusion from sister duo Rising Appalachia, out of New Orleans…

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia

and the iconic singer/songwriter ani di franco… then we’ll finish up the hour with the late Chiwoniso from Zimbabwe…

Chiwoniso

Chiwoniso

and Razia from her 2010 release Zebu Nation.

 

Women In Music for January 8, 2019

This coming week, we’ll hear Portland, Oregon’s Laura Berman, the alt/folk rock band with Nordic roots, Kalandra…

Kalandra

Kalandra

Americana roots with their latest from 2015 from Boxcar Lillies, a New England all-female trio… and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn…

Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn

progressive pop with the latest from Finnish-American singer/songwriter Janita…

Janita

and the amazing jazz of Cassandra Wilson from her 1999 release Traveling Miles…

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

and we’ll end the hour with the latest from Danish singer/songwriter, pianist and composer, Agnes Obel with “Fuel to Fire”… and the one and only Kate Bush off her 1993 release “The Red Shoes” with “Moments of Pleasure”.

Kate Bush

Kate Bush