African American women musicians

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AZ0022 Timpanist Elayne Jones / produced by Charles Amirkhanian.

Charles Amirkhanian interviews timpanist Elayne Jones. She discusses her career, the problems...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, May 12, 1976.
AZ0098 Gay music for a spring night / produced by the Fruit Punch Collective.

Performances by three San Francisco area gay musicians. Blackberri, Gwen Avery, and Steven...

1976-09?-uu
AZ0107A Bessie Jones at freight and salvage (Part 1 of 2) / produced by Martha Oelman and Joan Medlin.

(Tape label) Bessie Jones at Freight and Salvage. This program is completely self-contained....

KPFA, July 4, 1977.
AZ0107B Bessie Jones at freight and salvage (Part 2 of 2) / produced by Martha Oelman and Joan Medlin.

(Tape label) Bessie Jones at Freight and Salvage. This program is completely self-contained....

KPFA, July 4, 1977.
AZ1657 Gwen Avery performing at KPFA

Gospel and blues singer Gwen Avery (1943 - 2014) performs in KPFA's Studio B on January 30...

American Women -- Music and musicians KPFA, January 30, 1977
BB2012.33 Feinstein and Sarah Vaughan

The distinguished jazz and ballad singer with the three-octave range, Sarah Vaughan, when...

KPFA, 6 Feb. 1968.
BB3863.90 Whatever became of Hazel Scott / interviewed by Richard Lamparski.

Richard Lamparski elicits stories from African American jazz and classical pianist and singer...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Film and television, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WBAI, September 21, 1971.
IZ0449.02 Sweet Honey in the Rock

Program contains excerpts from a Sweet Honey in the Rock performance at P.S. 41 in March 1978...

American Women -- Music and musicians WBAI, 27 July 1978.
IZ0711 Bernice Johnson Reagon: Black Women's issues

Speech by Bernice Johnson Reagon, given November 11, 1980 at Barnard College's Reid...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Music and musicians WBAI, April 8, 1981
IZ1060 The Lesbian Show - October 23, 1978: Varied Voices of Black Women

This episode of The Lesbian Show features a conversation among three of the four women from "...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Lesbians, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination WBAI, 23 Oct. 1978
IZ1181 Gwen Avery in Concert

A performance by jazz and gospel singer Gwen Avery in concert at Cooper Union's Great Hall...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Lesbians WBAI, 15 Dec. 1979.
IZ1399 Wild women don't get the blues (Part 2 only)

Aircheck of program produced by Donna Allegra of music by Black women, acapella, jazz, blues,...

American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Music and musicians WBAI, Feb. 29, 1980
IZ1413 Jazzwomen U.S.A.: October 23, 1981

Self-contained episode from October 23, 1981. Conclusion of the previous episode's focus on...

American Women -- Music and musicians WBAI, October 23, 1981
IZ1418 Edwina Lee Tyler concert at Columbia University, 1979

Edwina Lee Tyler, pioneer of African drumming by women, gives a concert on November 10, 1979 at...

American Women -- Music and musicians WBAI, possibly 1979 (no broadcast info on tape)
IZ1427 The Varied Voices of Black Women: an Olivia Records concert

This is a recording of the final concert from the Olivia Records tour "The Varied Voices of...

American Women -- Music and musicians, American Women -- Women of Color and discrimination, American Women -- Poetry, American Women -- Lesbians WBAI, December 10, 1978
CSVAfrican American women musicians