Women’s music, a selected collection

Women’s music is art by women, for women, and about women. The genre emerged as a musical expression of the second-wave feminist movement as well as the labor, civil rights, and peace movements. In the USA, Women’s music was started by lesbian performers such as Cris Williamson, Meg Christian and Margie Adam, African-American musicians including Linda Tillery, Mary Watkins, Gwen Avery and activists such as Bernice Johnson Reagon and her group Sweet Honey in the Rock, and peace activist Holly Near. This playlist is a selection of songs we like. The pieces chosen range from the 1970s to the 2000s and feature the founders of Olivia Records.

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