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Added 20th November 2017 by Abigail

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Suffragette City - women in Manchester music


Yvonne Shelton, Melanie Williams, Henrietta Smith Rolla, Ruby Ann Patterson, Karen Gabay, Afrodeutsche
The Principal Hotel, Louder Than Words Festival
11th November 2017

At this year's LOUDER THAN WORDS FESTIVAL, Manchester Digital Music Archive hosted a panel focusing on the voices of black female artists, and their impact on music in Greater Manchester.

The panel discused the challenges of black women in getting their voices heard, and shared stories that highlighted their influence on the sound and words of Manchester music across the decades.

The panel chair was TV producer, radio presenter and documentarian KAREN GABAY (BBC/ITV).


HENRIETTA SMITH-ROLLA - DJ, Producer, Performer (AfroDeutsche, Sisters of Transistors)
MELANIE WILLIAMS - writer and performer (Sub Sub, Butterfly Jam)
RUBY-ANN PATTERSON - singer, writer, activist (Mancnubian)
YVONNE SHELTON - vocalist/entrpreneur (Urban Voice, Simply Red, George Michael, The Beautiful South)

This event was part of our project Rebel Music: The Sound of Politics and Protest in Manchester and was curated by ALISON SURTEES.


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