“The feminine mystique says that the highest value and the only commitment for women is the fulfillment of their own femininity,” Betty Friedan – The Feminine Mystique
We’re excited to come together yet again to celebrate the strength and talent of the powerful lady musicians and artists who can be found in our little Valley. In this, the 3rd in the Lilith of the Valley music series, we focus on the power music and art can have towards shaping our values and ideals. Even though 55 years have passed since Betty Friedan penned The Feminine Mystique, we still have work to do; we face different yet equally difficult challenges as we battle issues ranging from wage inequality to outright sexism in all aspects of our society.
Lilith of the Valley is a time and space to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how far is still to go. Come celebrate these amazing lady musicians and artists whose art serves not to fulfill society’s preconceived notion of their femininity, but their humanity and individuality.
Ex-Temper plays loud, angular, dynamic alt-rock with heavy grooves, intricate melodies, and fuzzy head banging riffs wrapped around three-part vocal harmonies. Recently described as “Fugazi meets the Andrews Sisters”. Ex-Temper approves this description.
Reggae Folk World African Original
Rebelle a formidable musical force conceived in love, rebellion and the evocative musical vigor of Kalpana Devi and Emmanuel Manou.
Rockabilly and Roots Music
Miriam Sirota, known as Mistress Miriam, is the irrelevant, powerhouse front women of Flathead Rodeo. Her band, Flathead Rodeo, plays a blend of primary rock and roll (also known as rockabilly) and the music that influenced it: blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, western swing, and country and western.
We’re proud to present the following amazing musicians on September 8th at Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield, MA:
Also featuring the local lady artists and vendors, as well as the comedic stylings of Chrystel Dawn .
Acoustic, Folk, Bluegrass
Lily Sexton plays a really big guitar. A fiddler by nature, Sexton’s original tunes possess the ancient tones of acoustic instruments- the swing of Appalachian Old Time, the subtle throb of bluegrass rhythm, the sweetness of a high, lonesome melody- while her lyrics retain sincerity and vivid relevance. Lily is a fiddler in the progressive bluegrass group, Mamma’s Marmalade, and has shared stages with Erin McKeown, Mike Compton, and Joe Newberry. Her solo record is forthcoming!
Freestyle hip hop artist Britt Koff focuses on empowering women to express themselves through hip-hop by building a platform for their media and providing a safe place for self-expression.
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