Articles about Women

A “Free Artist of Color” in Late-Eighteenth-Century Saint-Domingue: the Life and Times of Minette

This article sets forth, for the first time in detail, the life and career of Minette, who was the main female opera singer in Port-au-Prince at the end of the eighteenth century. The city was the capital of the thriving ...

The Other Side of My Heart: Latina Immigrant’s Oral History in Music

The author recorded six women from her local community in North Carolina. They shared and reflected about their dreams and fears while also evaluating the things they gained and lost in moving to the US. This work became a song ...

Gesture in Musical Declamation: An Intercultural Approach
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 6-31

This paper draws parallels between gesture in South Indian Carnatic singing practice, and rhetorical gesture used by orators and singers in 16th and 17th century Early Modern Europe. The paper begins by referencing relevant historical literature on the performance practices. ...

Inside Kesha's Fight
Rolling Stone (2016) , No. 1257, pp. 13-14


Go to Work On Eigg
FRoots (2016) Vol. 37, No. 10, pp. 38-39


Strings (2016) Vol. 30, No. 7, pp. 20-21


Letter from Tehran: At Home In Two Lands
Classical Guitar (2016) Vol. 34, No. 381, pp. 20-22