Songs in Black and Lavender

By Eileen M. Hayes,

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

Book description

Drawing on fieldwork conducted at eight women's music festivals, Eileen M. Hayes shows how studying these festivals--attended by predominately white lesbians--provides critical insight into the role of music and lesbian community formation. She argues that the women's music festival is a significant institutional site for the emergence of black feminist…

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1 author picked Songs in Black and Lavender as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Featuring an Introduction by artist Linda Tillery, the book offers a timely critique of white-centered women’s music events and the possibility of Black women’s music festivals. The author looks at the different experiences of Black audiences in primarily white feminist festival spaces and the role of Black lesbian artists across several generations.

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