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Thursday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Black Women IN Rock

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The image of a black woman singing metal rock lyrics or riffing on a lead guitar is rare. The American music world is still at a loss on how to promote these women in a society where the categorization of music is still largely impacted by race. Black women in rock discuss their journey to cultivate their fan base, tour and market their music as indie artists in a genre where their presence is least expected.
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Laina Dawes

Music JournalistWriting is FightingLaina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points Books, 2012). A music and cultural critic and concert photographer, her writings and photography can be found in both print... Read More →
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Sheila Jackson H

CEO/Founder Eves Lime ProductionsNice & Rough: Black Women IN RockSheila Jackson H. is an award-winning Writer-Producer who began to explore the subject of Black Women IN Rock out of her love for honest, raw, and soulful music.
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Kudisan Kai

ArtistKudisan Kai sang for six years with Elton John, and toured with rock legends such as the Rolling Stone and Eric Clapton. She has also toured extensively with Chaka Khan, and performed with Sting, Saliva, Joe Cocker, Mary J. Blige, and many others. She left the road to join the... Read More →
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Stefaniah McGowan

CEO Artist Mgmt and Music SupervisorStef Angel Music GroupStefaniah McGowan, a veteran of the music and film industry is a creative music publishing executive and film/TV music supervisor and producer.
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VIP ArtistThe man who brought The Beatles to America, Sid Bernstein calls MilitiA "A superstar!" Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) says "She ROCKS!" Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, LeTigre) says she has "One of the best live voices I've ever heard." MilitiA is an solo artist (MILITIA), front-woman... Read More →

Thursday March 14, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 17B

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