8tracks #BlackWomenInRock playlist

blackwomeninrock:

Check out this playlist on @8tracks: Black Women In Rock playlist (blackwomeninrock.info) by jaleesa-l.

New songs added! This playlist is sourced from my own personal collection, so I can basically only add songs I’ve bought lol. Check it out!

POCs in Goth/Punk/Alternative Music Masterpost by diningwithdana

diningwithdana:

POCs in Goth/Punk/Alternative Music Masterpost

Updates! *01/15* I had originally intended on keeping it short, but due to reader enthusiasm, here is a master version. Each contribution was appreciated, you freaks rock.

As an addition to the goth/post-punk/alt band masterpost, here’s a list of bands featuring members of color. Most are influential, others new discoveries or future freak gods. Thanks to research and helpful readers, here’s a bit of sick sound suitable for all taste buds:

Goth, dark or industrial:

Punk or hardcore:

  • Bad Brains – why most of the bands on this list even exist.
  • Death – not to be confused with the metal band of the same way. Not that you could confuse the members in any way.
  • Rough Francis – founded by the sons of David Hackney of Death.
  • Pure Hell – afropunk taken literally.
  • X-Ray Spex – Poly Styrene was the energy and feel of the band. Actually, she was just energy and feel period. Fun fact: she was also bipolar.
  • Radkey – Rad.
  • TMGE – Japanese band named “Thee Michelle Gun Elephant” or as they prefer: JAPANESE BAND NAMED “THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT”.
  • Tamar Kali – powerful musician, especially known for “Boot”.
  • The Objex – Feloney Melony’s got a wicked hawk and voice.
  • Stiffed – Santi White now performs solo as Santigold.
  • Cerebral Ballzy
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Midori – great jazz-punk fusion band.
  • The Redscare
  • Le Butcherettes – Mexican garage punk band.
  • Atari Teenage Riot
  • NOFX
  • Stalin
  • The Bags
  • Dev Hynes – a British musician who started out in a punk band Test Icicles then went solo as a folk/indie musician as Lightspeed Champion and now is doing an electronic/R&B thing as Blood Orange.
  • L’Arc-en-Ciel – Okay, so these guys are Japan’s other most famous export. These guys got known outside of japan for doing some major anime theme songs (Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam 00, NANA live action movie, etc) and were the first Japanese act to headline Madison Square Garden (Japanese rock bands really like New York for some reason). Their bassist tetsuya (formally known as tetsu) gets bonus points for being one of Japan’s only out LGBT celebrities (he’s Bi).
  • Doll$Box
  • Letlive
  • The Chariot
  • Trashtalk
  • Gogol Bordello – self described as “gypsy punk”. Singer Eugene Hütz is Russian-Ukranian with Romani heritage and born with a ‘stache. Nearly crazier than Little Big and Korpiklaani combined.
  • Blackfire
  • The Bots – punk duo made of two brothers.
  • Bow Wow Wow – IIIIIII Waaaant Caaandy!!!
  • Love Equals Death
  • Ritualization – blackened death metal from Orléans, France
  • Teengenerate

Metal, funk/rap/reggae metal fusion or core:

  • Blasphemy – Black metal, the biggest irony on earth as Caller of the Storms remains one of the rare black musicians within the genre.
  • Babymetal – this Japanese trio is more metal than a viking woman on her period in the middle of a battlefield drinking the blood of her enemies to the sound of Immortal…for some at least.
  • Wicked Wisdom – Will Smith’s wife get a band?? Yes she Will.
  • Unlocking the Truth – these 13 year olds played in the streets of NYC before they opened for Living Colour.
  • Absolace – amazing metal from Dubai.
  • Living Colour – better than Dead Monochrome.
  • King’s X – more hard rock, but hey.
  • Bionic Jive – one of the better hip-hop/metal fusions.
  • Skindred – check out the album “Roots Rock Riot”.
  • Ego Fall – a Chinese folk metal band and also Corbac’s fave. Mixing tradition with heavier sounds.
  • Static X – Japanese guitarist Koichi Fukuda & Mexican-American bassist Tony Campos.
  • Sepultura – the founding members are all Brazilian, currently their lead singer (Derrick Green) is black. “Arise” is a massive album of pure metal awesomeness.
  • Straight Line Stitch
  • Blood Stain Child
  • Sasamaso
  • Tenger Cavalry –  a folk metal band based out of Bejing who describe their style as “Mongolian folk metal”. Like this and you’d probably enjoy Ego Fall.
  • Cthonic – Taiwanese metal band who’s lead singer is also the president for the Taiwanese branch of Amnesty International.Most of their music deals with their goal of an independent Taiwan and they’re really REALLY great.
  • Myrath
  • God Forbid
  • Invasion – a stoner/psych-metal band fronted by a valkyrie space wizard out of London.
  • Vodun – like invasion, marries punk, psychedelic, and doom metal influenced instrumentals with soul influenced vocals to create a unique and original takes on doom metal.
  • Sevendust
  • Animals as Leaders – most suggested band on this list and for good reason.
  • Veil of Maya
  • Oceano
  • Body Count – Ice T’s metal band rules. It would be a little tastier with ice cubes though.
  • Hirax – pioneering thrash/speed metal band (with hardcore influences). Katon De Pena is one of the most distinctive vocalists of the then-burgeoning California metal scene. Though they never achieved the success of some of their contemporaries like Metallica or Slayer, they have long been an insiders’ favorite and cited as an influence by bands ranging from Napalm Death to Cannibal Corpse to Darkthrone.
  • Infectious Grooves
  • Melechesh – an Assyrian black metal band originating from Jerusalem whose lyrical themes include Mesopotamian mythology and occultism.
  • Iron Man – American doom metal band with PoC members.
  • Sex Machineguns – Japanese speed metal band.
  • Hibria – Brazilian power metal band.
  • Metallica
  • Gevolt – Yiddish band from Israel.
  • The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza
  • Gridlink
  • X Japan – Probably Japan’s most famous metal export. These guys are the reason Visual Kei (basically Japan’s gothic metal scene) exists. All those flashy JRock bands wouldn’t exist without X Japan. They also recently just played a huge show at Madison Square Garden.
  • Maximum the Hormone – Also known as “the guys that did that weird opening and ending to death note”, MTH do a fantastic combination of metal, punk, and even pop. The best part about MTH is that their lyrics don’t make sense even when translated so you can just have mindless fun listening to them even if you understand Japanese.
  • Suffocation –  one of the most influential death metal acts of all time. Terrance Hobbs’ incredible mastery of the guitar allowed the band to blend complex technicality into the genre without sacrificing raw brutality.
  • Versailles Philharmonic Quintet
  • Suicide Silence
  • The Crimson Armada
  • For Today
  • Glass Cloud
  • Heaven in Her Arms
  • Here comes the Kraken
  • Issues
  • Periphery
  • Reflections
  • System of a Down
  • Fear Nuttin Band
  • Year of the Dragon – founder was a member of Fishbone.
  • Dir En Grey
  • Skyharbor
  • Spineshank
  • Coal Chamber
  • Ill Niño
  • Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in Dilapidation (FID) – Formed in Tokyo. Rad ladies playing some super hard grindcore.
  • Sarcofago Brazilian band
  • Acrassicauda Iraqi heavy metal. There is a film called “Heavy Metal in Baghdad”, about the band. Another documentary called Global Metal, which is by the same director as Heavy Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, is highly recommended.
  • Sigh – one of the first japanese black mack metal bands led by a fierce lady.
  • Sabbat – Japanese black/thrash.
  • Blood Stain Child – rather epic sounding Japanese metal band with contrasting vocals and instrumentals.
  • Gallhammer – female Japanese extreme metal band of doom. The wickedest chicks, definitely recommend.
  • Avulsed – Spanish death metal band.
  • Necramynth – Korean black metal.
  • Crossfaith – japanese metalcore.
  • Subrosa
  • As they Burn – deathcore band from Paris, France.
  • Wolves and Jackals – blackened thrash/death metal from Atlanta, GA.
  • Infernal Revulsion – brutal death metal from Tokyo, Japan
  • Orange Sky – from Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Monuments – it’s got saxophone and it’s awesome.
  • Ego Likeness
  • Peelander-Z – watch the videos, you’ll be happy you did.

Alternative or too cool to label:

Thank you thechampagnenigga for images/links and looselimbs for one more suggestion!

Submissions are now closed.

Black Girl Friday.

thelearnedfangirl:

blackwomeninrock:

slashemup:

Black girls always been at forefront of rock n’ roll and punk. to all the black girls out here I hope this inspires you. NOTE This is alot of bands but its not every band. got any Suggestions send them to us at our email slashtheyassup@gmail.com or on facebook http://www.facebook.com/slashemuppunx Peace,

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MR. B. S.

  https://www.facebook.com/pages/MRB-S-trunk-rock-band/57075558173

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Anus Kings

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anus-Kings/193854984053047

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NighTrain

https://www.facebook.com/NighTraiNSeattle

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Sister Tyler

https://www.facebook.com/sistertyyler

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TV Tramps

https://www.facebook.com/TVTramps

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Vaginal Creme Davis

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vaginal-Davis/106159166081796?rf=110385405655669

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Dust Angel

https://www.facebook.com/DustAngelNYC

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Half Breed

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Half-Breed/370532413010081

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Omega Sirius Moon

https://www.facebook.com/OmegaMoon

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Stiffed (Santigold)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stiffed/112267422121757

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Replica

https://www.facebook.com/replicareplica

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The Dummy Club

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Aye Nako

https://www.facebook.com/ayedontnako

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The Mighty Paradocs

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mighty-Paradocs/115554085164785

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3Jane

https://www.facebook.com/3janes

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The Breathing Light

https://www.facebook.com/Thebreathinglight

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Queen Crescent

https://www.facebook.com/QueenCrescent

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Negation

http://negationisaband.tumblr.com

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Honeychild Coleman

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Honeychild-Coleman/6424957932

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Shredding the Velvet

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Nastyfacts

http://www.kbdrecords.com/2006/09/16/nasty-facts-drive-my-car-ep-7/

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Bromance

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Tribe 8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_8

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Fire Party

http://www.dischord.com/band/fire-party

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The Atomic Tanlines

https://www.facebook.com/theatomictanlines?fref=ts

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Freda Rente and The Chemical X

https://www.facebook.com/FredaRente?fref=ts

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Kusikia

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kusikia/131239746965551

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Bleed The Pigs

http://bleedthepigs.bandcamp.com/

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Tamar Kali

https://www.facebook.com/Official.Tamarkali

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X-Ray Spex

https://www.facebook.com/pages/X-Ray-Spex/112286375450606

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Red C

http://www.dischord.com/band/red-c

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The Butchies

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Butchies/83135143330

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Planet Rawk

https://www.facebook.com/PlanetRAWK

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Sole Heiress

https://www.facebook.com/soleheiressband

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My Therapist Says Hot Damn

https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Therapist-Says-Hot-Damn/243789262306652

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Cat Bear Tree

https://www.facebook.com/CatBearTreeBand

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Skinny Girl Diet

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skinny-Girl-Diet/155342227835901

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The Tuts

https://www.facebook.com/thetuts

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Kimya Dawson

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kimya-Dawson/104045206297436

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Trash Kit

https://www.facebook.com/pages/TRASH-KIT/329766302806?ref=ts&fref=ts

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Mutley Chix

https://www.facebook.com/MutleyChix

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The Objex

https://www.facebook.com/objexlv

If you are black an play in a band feel free to hit us up here or on our http://www.facebook.com/slashemuppunx page let us know.

Eventually I will be back to tag this post. Hot damn!

My band is on this list and i have never been so honored

Tumblr did some weird things for me when I originally tagged this post up, which also affected my resource page – a lot of bands that should be on the resource page were left out. I can’t seem to add the missing tags to the original post, so this post reflects the bands that got left out of the original tagging. I am super OCD about tagging because of how important I feel the resource page is to this blog, and I don’t ever want to a band to be left off of it.

Also @thelearnedfangirl, which band were you in?

do you know of any black riot grrrls?

First thing that came to mind: Shawna Shawnte’s BestfriendGrrrlfriend. Also Kayla Phillips from Bleed The Pigs (screamer for a hardcore band, not quite riot grrrl but still in the punk family), Poly Styrene (the original, X-Ray Spex), Heavy Flow, Dust Angel, Joy Vay from TV Tramps, Replica, Felony Melony from The Objex.

Honorable mention to Tamar-Kali, Alexis Brown, and Skin. They’re not technically riot grrl or punk but their music and style have that attitude (and aesthetic?) imo.

It is seriously a joy to go through my archives pulling stuff up for anyone who wants information, so please please please ask more questions like this, people! Also, reblog if I forgot to mention anyone!

Black Girls Rock: The Stage

blackrockandrollmusic:

Black Girls Rock: The Stage

Linda Lewis
Saidah Baba Talibah
Joan Armatrading
Tamar-kali
Millie Jackson
Nona Hendryx
MilitiA
Sandra St. Victor
Shea Rose
Lisa Kekaula

Black Girl Friday.

slashemup:

Black girls always been at forefront of rock n’ roll and punk. to all the black girls out here I hope this inspires you. NOTE This is alot of bands but its not every band. got any Suggestions send them to us at our email slashtheyassup@gmail.com or on facebook http://www.facebook.com/slashemuppunx Peace,

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MR. B. S.

  https://www.facebook.com/pages/MRB-S-trunk-rock-band/57075558173

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Anus Kings

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anus-Kings/193854984053047

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NighTrain

https://www.facebook.com/NighTraiNSeattle

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Sister Tyler

https://www.facebook.com/sistertyyler

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TV Tramps

https://www.facebook.com/TVTramps

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Vaginal Creme Davis

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vaginal-Davis/106159166081796?rf=110385405655669

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Dust Angel

https://www.facebook.com/DustAngelNYC

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Half Breed

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Half-Breed/370532413010081

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Omega Sirius Moon

https://www.facebook.com/OmegaMoon

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Stiffed (Santigold)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stiffed/112267422121757

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Replica

https://www.facebook.com/replicareplica

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The Dummy Club

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Aye Nako

https://www.facebook.com/ayedontnako

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The Mighty Paradocs

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mighty-Paradocs/115554085164785

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3Jane

https://www.facebook.com/3janes

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The Breathing Light

https://www.facebook.com/Thebreathinglight

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Queen Crescent

https://www.facebook.com/QueenCrescent

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Negation

http://negationisaband.tumblr.com

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Honeychild Coleman

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Honeychild-Coleman/6424957932

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Shredding the Velvet

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Nastyfacts

http://www.kbdrecords.com/2006/09/16/nasty-facts-drive-my-car-ep-7/

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Bromance

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Tribe 8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribe_8

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Fire Party

http://www.dischord.com/band/fire-party

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The Atomic Tanlines

https://www.facebook.com/theatomictanlines?fref=ts

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Freda Rente and The Chemical X

https://www.facebook.com/FredaRente?fref=ts

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Kusikia

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kusikia/131239746965551

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Bleed The Pigs

http://bleedthepigs.bandcamp.com/

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Tamar Kali

https://www.facebook.com/Official.Tamarkali

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X-Ray Spex

https://www.facebook.com/pages/X-Ray-Spex/112286375450606

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Red C

http://www.dischord.com/band/red-c

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The Butchies

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Butchies/83135143330

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Planet Rawk

https://www.facebook.com/PlanetRAWK

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Sole Heiress

https://www.facebook.com/soleheiressband

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My Therapist Says Hot Damn

https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Therapist-Says-Hot-Damn/243789262306652

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Cat Bear Tree

https://www.facebook.com/CatBearTreeBand

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Skinny Girl Diet

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Skinny-Girl-Diet/155342227835901

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The Tuts

https://www.facebook.com/thetuts

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Kimya Dawson

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kimya-Dawson/104045206297436

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Trash Kit

https://www.facebook.com/pages/TRASH-KIT/329766302806?ref=ts&fref=ts

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Mutley Chix

https://www.facebook.com/MutleyChix

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The Objex

https://www.facebook.com/objexlv

If you are black an play in a band feel free to hit us up here or on our http://www.facebook.com/slashemuppunx page let us know.

Eventually I will be back to tag this post. Hot damn!

Q: When some people hear the term “Afro-Punk”, they can’t imagine the amalgamation of the two genres. I, on the other hand, don’t find the term to be far-fetched as most, if not all, music derived from African culture. Define “Afro-Punk” to those who may not be familiar.

TK: AfroPunk is the name of a documentary I was featured in some time ago. You should definitely check it out. It’s goal was to identify a subset within a subculture in the way that ‘Beyond the Screams’ brought light to the contributions of Latinos in the hardcore scene in Chicago but on a national level. The term existed before the film as a description of an aesthetic or energy. In regards to genre; song structure, arrangement and instrumentation defines musical genre not race. So I would never discuss it in those terms. Now, if someone was doing the actual work to create this genre I would expect it to be some afrobeat/grindcore amalgamation it probably exists but that isn’t what the term as a pop culture phenomenon/lifestyle brand refers to currently. The festival highlights artists out side of the stereotype of African-American interests and culture. That is the purpose of the platform as described on their site; the music is an aspect and not genre specific. I feel you hinting at the rejection of blackness where rock music is concerned and that’s real. In the early punk rock London scene there was a whole ‘tribal’ movement. It’s clear that American indigenous and African culture inspired the aesthetic though folks rarely make the connection. That parallels to the erasing of the roots of rock n roll here in the states

Tamar-Kali

riotgirlstylenow:

Tamar Kali

“Tamar-kali crafts aggressive melodic rock spun around a voice that will shake your foundation and shatter your expectations with its soulful intensity.

The uninitiated may have initially discovered Tamar-kali through her appearances in the award winning documentary Afropunk and the Focus Features’ award winning film Pariah, with clips of incendiary performances and soundtrack contributions providing a glimpse of her unsung talent.”

Official page and Facebook!

Watch the official video ofBoot

Pic & info shared by riotgirlstylenow

Black Women Rock is a living tribute to Betty Davis — one rocking Black woman.

Davis, at one point married to legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, influenced his music and went on to create a sound and imagery all her own. An icon to pioneering Black rock figures ever since, Davis is still largely unknown. BWR is a reminder.

Moore says BWR is a tribute to the “amazing lights, so many Amazon women” who are not in the mainstream.

Brooklyn-based punk artist Tamar-kali, a BWR vocalist and guitar player, says the “ground breaking and self-defining music” of Davis parallels the lives of many of the BWR artists.

“I hope to continue the legacy of Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Betty Davis,” Kali told the Michigan Citizen. “So we can (understand) that iconography or imagery is in line with true artistry.”

BWR reminds us that though the path for Black women, artists and otherwise, can be daunting, it’s not crippling.

“Despite what some say, I believe Black women always have to fight a little bit harder. Have to love a little bit deeper. Have to stand a little bit stronger. We know how to make the best out of any bad situation. There is a collective experience that deep down we understand,” says Steffanie Christi’an of BWR, who attended the African-centered Aisha Shule/W.E.B. Dubois Prepatory Academy and Wayne State University.

Tamar-Kali – “Pearl”


iamsogothiwasbornblack:

I love this song……..

How come they won’t promote great artists like this on BET…I’ll never know. Fucking BET.

Because if more Black people realized that there’s more than one way to “be Black” (or, in layman terms, to EXIST period) then they’ll lose a big chunk of mindless, vapid consumers and might even have a full scale revolution on their hands.

Promote race conformity and you’ll have nice little consumers who’ll never question anything. Even though the Internet has maybe already started to change ALL of that already…

Anyway, this is “Pearl” by Tamar-Kali.

Tamar-Kali

whitneysummer1:

Stamped: Aug.17.10

Music:  Singer and producer, Tamar-Kali poses for a picture in her Brooklyn apartment.  Photo by Whitney Summer for Afropunk.com

Brooklyn, NY

Tamar-Kali

pierrebennu:

tamar kali*

If this truly awe inspiring, hardrock, soul stirring, music composing, stage annihilating, genere defying vocalist’s music is not some where on your personal play list your life is missing something crucial…and if you ever get to see her live, BRACE YOURSELF. seriously sometimes it gets kinda moshy 🙂

🙂

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