Articles about 'jazz'

“I don’t see it as a negative thing to be a feminist”

Jo Whitehead talks folk tales and musical histories with the pioneering Eno Williams, front woman of Ibibio Sound Machine

Joanna Whitehead // 7 August 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

New review: Sarah Jane Morris

Mainly a modern jazz soul singer, Sarah Jane Morris is perhaps most known for her 1980s pop cover of ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ with The Communards. Chrissy D has...

Holly Combe // 8 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Mama Rhythm

Mainly a modern jazz soul singer, Sarah Jane Morris is perhaps most known for her 1980s pop cover of 'Don't Leave Me This Way' with The Communards. Chrissy D has a listen to her latest album, a politically charged project produced in collaboration with musicians including Keziah Jones and Tony Rémy

Chrissy //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New feature: Karen Ablaze! talks to Sabrina Chap

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of...

Holly Combe // 31 May 2013

Categories: Blog

The long walk to equality

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of the road

Karren Ablaze //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

New review: Sing to the Moon

Cazz Blase listens to Laura Mvula’s debut album, Sing to the Moon, and finds there is much more to her wider output than the upbeat single ‘Green Garden’ would suggest...

Holly Combe // 17 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Aiming for the moon

Cazz Blase listens to Laura Mvula's debut album, Sing to the Moon, and finds there is much more to her wider output than the upbeat single 'Green Garden' would suggest

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New Review: A cut above the rest

In December 2012 Holly wrote about Bristol synth pop act Gaptooth and her explicitly feminist single ‘Ladykillers’, a song that was so strongly worded that some radio stations wouldn’t play...

Cazz Blase // 31 January 2013

Categories: Blog

A cut above the rest

Although wishing at times for a more personal touch, Hayley Foster da Silva is impressed by the breadth of She Bop, the recently revised and updated third edition of Lucy O'Brien's history of women and the music industry, and is pleased to come away from the book with lots of new information

Hayley Foster da Silva //

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

Song of the day: Erykah Badu – Bag Lady

The concept of excessive 'baggage' can be problematic but hoarders of all kinds could still benefit from Erykah Badu's wise and hard-to-follow words about the freedom of letting go

Holly Combe // 23 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: The Free Design – Girls Alone

Spooky 1960s baroque pop with a cryptic (feminist?) message about girlhood and fear

Holly Combe // 7 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Carla Bley – Dining Alone

A wistful vocal from composer, pianist, organist and bandleader Carla Bley

Holly Combe // 5 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Sade – When Am I Going to Make a Living

Sade's words of encouragement in the face of adversity are as relevant today as they were in Thatcher's 1984

Holly Combe // 4 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: All that jazz

Eli Davies reviews a theatrical portrayal of the first desegregated jazz club in the USA Café Society opened in 1938, the first jazz club in the USA where people could...

Megan Stodel // 30 July 2012

Categories: Blog

All that jazz

Jazz at Café Society celebrates the first desegregated jazz club in the USA. Eli Davies delights in its portrayal of strong female artists

Eli Davies //

Categories: Theatre

Song of the day: Billie Holiday – You Let Me Down

Billie Holiday sings a cautionary tale of the perils of the pedestal

Holly Combe // 22 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Teena Marie/Apollo – Happiness is in Your Soul/Happiness

An early Teena Marie composition showcased by disco act Apollo in 1979, with the acoustic version from Lady T herself finally becoming available 32 years later

Holly Combe // 20 July 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Melissa James

I first heard about Melissa James when she got in touch with a women’s radio group e-mail forum that I receive occasional updates from. She sent a message as an...

Holly Combe // 15 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Dawn of a new talent

Melissa James's debut album Day Dawns moves through a diverse range of styles, including jazz, blues, torch singing and country. Helen G finds an understated gem from a singer with a voice able to carry all this off with assurance and maturity

Helen G // 14 June 2012

Categories: Music, Reviews

Quick shout out to Women’s Web, and other news

Feminist blogger Aparna V. Singh from Apu’s World has launched a magazine aimed at Indian women, Women’s Web. This recent feature about the challenging facing Indian women who relocate overseas...

Jess McCabe // 29 April 2010

Categories: Blog

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