Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music

Songs in Black and Lavender: Race, Sexual Politics, and Women's Music

by Eileen M. Hayes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252076982

ISBN-13: 9780252076985

Pub. Date: 03/01/2010

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Eileen M. Hayes argues that the women's music festival, with its foundation in lesbian feminism, is a significant institutional site for the emergence of black feminist consciousness in the contemporary period. She offers sage perspectives on black women's involvement in the women's music festival scene, the ramifications of their performances as drag kings in

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Eileen M. Hayes argues that the women's music festival, with its foundation in lesbian feminism, is a significant institutional site for the emergence of black feminist consciousness in the contemporary period. She offers sage perspectives on black women's involvement in the women's music festival scene, the ramifications of their performances as drag kings in those environments, and the challenges and joys of a black lesbian retreat based on the feminist festival model. With acuity and candor, Hayes elucidates why this music scene matters. Veteran vocalist, percussionist, and producer Linda Tillery provides a foreword.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252076985
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Series:
African Amer Music in Global Perspective Series
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Linda Tillery ix

Introduction 1

1 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Festigoer 9

2 Reconnaissance: Entering a Music Festival Scene 32

3 After the Golden Age: Negotiating Perspective 46

4 Nappy (and Deep) Roots: Streams of Musical and Political Influence 64

5 "Ideal Relationships": Women's Music Audiences 78

6 Redistricting: Gay and Black Outdoors 89

7 Legacy: Musicians of the Next Generation 114

8 Working for the Weekend: Festival Organizers and Workers 131

9 Guys like Us: Community Membership Revisited 148

Conclusion 175

Dreamgirls: A Star-Gazer's Guide to Musicians 179

Acknowledgments 181

Notes 185

Discography of Black Musicians in Women's Music 213

Bibliography 217

Index 229

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