Cuntlovin’ Guide To the Universe: Music Type Stuff

Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival

The big, gorgeous kahuna.

Camp Trans

A trans-inclusive response to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival’s trans-exclusion policy. Camp Trans happens during the second weekend in August, just off the property of the MWMF.

Hip Hop Congress

An annual national conference connecting music, communities and social movements. Music is only one aspect of the hip hop movement, and the essays, science section, interviews and calls for action illustrate this quite clearly.

womensfestival.com

A global listing of women’s festivals all over the world.

ladyfest.org

Links to those lively Ladyfests all over the country.

Mujerfest

Held in South Texas.

gogirlsmusic.com

“Cuz chicks rock.” An online community of indie women musicians.

gogirlsmusicfest.com

A U.S. tour with bands varying from city to city.

insound.com

The best online store for indie CDs.

Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls

They have a sliding scale from $50.00 to $1,000.00. No girl is turned away for lack of funds. P.O. Box 86633, Portland, OR 97286-0633, (503) 771-4789.

Freedom Fighter

The first compilation album put out by this label, Shame the Devil: Hip Hop Tells the Truth about the Prison-Industrial Complex, has eleven songs and interviews with anti-corporate prison organizers. Revolutionary music for these times of duress.

Garment District

An online store with a fairly comprehensive listing of a bunch of (mostly eastern seaboard) independent record labels, including Villa Villakula Records.

Higher Octave Music

Puts out an astounding amount of world, Latin and cross-cultural music.

Heartcore Records
Chainsaw Records
Goldenrod Music
Kill Rock Stars
Righteous Babe Records
Mr. Lady Records & Video

Record labels.

papayarecords.com

This is where to get Cuban Hip-Hop Allstars, Vol. I. The history of Cuban rap is fascinating and teaches Americans a lot about our consumer habits. Look for Instinto, Cuba’s number-one all-women hip-hop group.

rapstation.com

It would be nice if this site featured more women artists, but the site is still pretty cool. They’re connected to a bunch of indie hip-hop labels, and have radio shows, news and many other such life-affirming things.

Madness Factor Music Collective

A not-for-profit resource network for women seeking careers in the music biz. One of the many cool organizations found on Home Alive’s website. (206) 675-9948, madnessfactor@hotmail.com.

 

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