|Night Stage During the Day and Michfest|
It was another great night at WRFB. I just got back from the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival and in the spirit of that I played all music by the ladies! I had such a great time at the festival and I will be blogging and posting photos as I did last year. In the mean time enjoy the music of the women who were featured there. You might look at this list and say, "Chaka Khan was there!?" Sadly she was not, but everyone loves Chaka so I threw her in the mix.
Kicking off the list is a song called "Amazon." It is the unofficial/official theme song of the festival. Originally recorded by Maxine Feldman, one of the founding mother's of the lesbian feminist movement, and now re-corded by the daughters of that movement. The version I listed below is brand new. Produced by Toshi Reagon and featuring vocals by Judith Casselberry, Aleah Long, Cris Williamson, Bitch and many more. I was honored to be asked to be a part of the recording. You can hear my voice in the background. It was an amazing day!
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Purchase the Amazon EP!
Purchase the Amazon EP!
Finally, WRFB will be having a second fundraiser to Keep the Stream Alive, next Tuesday, August 17, 7pm at Brooklyn Movie Labs. We will be doing our regular broadcast, but it will include a full night of live performance and interviews. Some of the artists on the night include Vinx, Greta's Bakery, The Ki Ki Experience, The Onliest, Ruben Butchart and more. It's going to be an amazing night so come on out! Check out the Facebook Invite for details.
Have a great rest of the week and enjoy the music!
1. Various Artists - “Amazon (Reggae)” / “Rise Again” on Amazon Thirty-Five (2010)
2. Holly Near – “I Ain't Afraid” on Edge (2000)
3. Laura Love – “Mahbootay” on Shum Ticky (1998)
4. Karma Mayet Johnson – “Wasn't Nobody” on September Songs (2010)
5. Sia – “Breathe Me” on Colour the Small One (2004)
6. Toshi Reagon – “Scorpio” on Until We’re Done (2008)
7. Rufus feat. Chaka Khan – “Smokin' Room” on Rags To Rufus (1974)
8. Cris Williamson – “Texas Ruby Red” on The Essential Cris Williamson (2005)
9. Nedra Johnson – “Scooter Phat Ft. God-Des” on Nedra (2005)
10. Sistas In The Pit – “Black Girl” on The Missing Piece (2005)
11. Maxine Feldman – “Amazon” originally on Closet Sale (1979) currently on Amazon Thirty-Five (2010)
Enjoy the Amazon Archive!