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A Cappella

 

Arizona Women in Tune
Arizona Women in Tune mission is to increase lesbian visibility, to celebrate the accomplishments of women in music, and to passionately pursue artistic excellence. The group performs all woman based pieces, by female composers and have become a voice for the womens community.

Sweet Honey In The Rock
Sweet Honey in the Rock describes itself as "not just a singing group; it is a traveling and community based cultural institution, dedicated to the preservation of African American culture through performances." This site includes a discography and biography.

Folk

Linda Allen
A web page that feels like a warm blanket and a room full of women's voices-- visit Linda Allen's site for information on women's songs, women's traditions, and women's music. Get information on her recordings, retreats, and workshops, and pick up a CD.

Burns Sisters
The web page of this trio of sisters singing country/folk music includes album and tour information, articles, sound clips, and links.

Ani DiFranco
This self-proclaimed Righteous Babe is a staple performer for the feminist music library. With cut-to-the-point lyrics, a political conscience, and innovative rhythms, DiFranco offers music you don't have to be ashamed to listen to.

Gerri Gribi
Trained as a historian, and frustrated by scores of folk songs that portrayed women negatively, Gerri Gribi set out to find lyrics that reflect the truth of women's proud history. Gribi is a teacher, performer, writer and researcher.

Holly Near
Holly Near, a singer, producer, actor, author, activist, and teacher, has a website that includes a biography, tour information, album info, and booking availability.

Carrie Newcomer
A recipient of the Margaret Sanger Award for distinguished service of Planned Parenthood of South and Central Indiana, Carrie Newcomer has withstood threats and boycotts from anti-abortion zealots for her efforts to donate the proceeds from her CD "Bare to the Bone" to Planned Parenthood.

Kate Schutt
A performer who defies genre, Kate Schutt infuses pop covers and original tunes with a jazz sensibility, deliverity with a fiery presence and a mezmerising voice. Check out her page for tour dates and CD info.

Cris Williamson
Williamson unabashedly fuses politics with sensuality and wit as she continues to traverse the musical and lyrical map.  Williamson has long been considered a pioneer in women's music. Her latest work, “Real Deal,” was released in 1105 on her own label, Wolf Moon Records.

Jazz and Blues

Saffire -- the Uppity Blues Women
The web page of this acoustic blues trio includes album information, biographies, sound clips, and concert information.

Pop

BETTY
Pop music trio BETTY's site features information about their albums and tour schedules along with reviews and a BETTY trivia quiz.

Rock

Liz Phair
The fan-created website of this open and direct singer/songwriter features many articles, a detailed discography, and links to other Liz Phair pages.

R&B/Rap

Choruses

Amasong Lesbian/Feminist Chorus
Amasong provides an opportunity for lesbians and feminist women at varying levels of experience and ability to gather together in the pursuit of choral excellence. Amasong's repertoire draws most heavily upon folk music from various world traditions, music written by women, and other music reflecting women's experience.

Atlanta Feminist Women's Chorus
Atlanta Feminist Women's Chorus, a community-based chorus committed to musical excellence, is one of the oldest and largest non-audition choruses in the United States.

Denver Women's Chorus
The Denver Women's Chorus has made a significant commitment to identify and perform music which speaks to our lives and experiences as women, and to encourage women composers.

Muse Cincinnati Women's Choir
MUSE is a women's choir dedicated to musical excellence and social change. In keeping with our belief that diversity is strength, we are feminist women of varied ages, races, and ethnicities with a range of musical abilities, political interests, and life experiences. We are women loving women; we are heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual women united in song. We commission and seek out music composed by women, pieces written to enhance the sound of women's voices, and songs that honor the enduring spirit of all peoples. In performing, we strive for a concert experience that entertains, inspires, motivates, heals, and creates a feeling of community with our audience.

The Pacific Empire Chorus
The award-winning Pacific Empire Chorus is a women's performance and competition chorus singing four part, a cappella harmony in jazz, pop, rock, and barbershop styles. Membership includes women from all walks of life who come from eight different north-bay counties.

Peninsula Women's Chorus
The Peninsula women's chorus is a talented vocal ensemble in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Radcliffe Choral Society
The Radcliffe Choral Society of Harvard University is a choir of fifty women dedicated to excellence in the performance of music for women's voices, with a repertoire that ranges from secular to sacred, Renaissance to recent, a cappella to accompanied.

The Women's Chorus of Dallas
The Women's Chorus of Dallas (TWCD) is a Dallas-based female chorus with 120 singing members.

General Music Resources

The Contemporary A Cappella Society of America
The Contemporary A Cappella Society of America is a non-profit membership organization that was formed in 1990 to foster and promote a cappella music.

The Ladyslipper Catalog
This comprehensive catalog of music by women was founded in order to increase public awareness of women's achievements in music and to increase availablity of women's music.

Mainely A Cappella
This site has a variety of resources on a cappella music, not necessarily all feminist or women artists. Mainely A Cappella also has its own record label, and produces and distributes a cappella albums.

Primarily A Cappella
This site is a good resource for information about and discography of a cappella groups including Sweet Honey in the Rock and Zap Mama.

Wow'Em
This site is devoted to young women in high school and college who are interested in music and art, whether it be choral or instrumental, pottery or drawing, and who also like math, science, and computers.

 

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