March 8th is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to honour and celebrate women for their accomplishments in various ways (professionally, historically, etc.). It’s the first annual International Women’s Day – Music Edition Articles.
As a music blogger, I would like to celebrate women in the music scene. I have discovered incredible talent in almost seven years since writing this blog. Some speak about social/political issues, while others talk about their personal stories and life experiences. For example, I recently watched the film Respect starring Jennifer Hudson, a biopic about the late Aretha Franklin. She was the artist who made a mark on Soul music and stood her ground for recording a gospel, which was successful. She combined activism with her musical work.
Another example is from the 90s with The Cranberries, led by the late Dolores O’Riordan with their hit single Zombie – a protest song about two children killed by bombs from an attack in a small town in Ireland. The work women artists have done is remarkable. There’s so much to cover. I look forward annually to honouring them as best as I can.
Women artists have come a long way in the music scene. However, there’s still a long way to go. I wish them success.
Happy International Women’s Day!