Black Lives Matter – Listen to Diverse Voices

Highway Queens will observe tomorrow’s music industry blackout in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We must stand together against institutional racism and systematic discrimination. Marginalised voices must be heard.

For those who are looking to spend tomorrow supporting and listening to diverse voices I offer a list of suggested albums below. Click the links to read the original album reviews and find out more about these artists:

Kyshona – Listen

Shemekia Copeland – America’s Child

Lizzie No – Vanity

Kaia Kater – Grenades

Leyla McCalla – The Capitalist Blues

Adia Victoria – Silences

The War & Treaty – The Healing Tide

Yola – Walk Through Fire

Our Native Daughters – Songs From Our Native Daughters

Brittany Howard – Jaime

Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black / We Get By

Valerie June – The Order of Time

Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer

H.E.R. – I Used to Know Her

Deva Mahal – Run Deep

Bette Smith – Jetlagger

Sharon Jones – Soul of a Woman

Rhiannon Giddens – There is no other


Some posts on classic artists/albums:

Why Thelma Houston’s Sunshower Still Shines

Little Eva

When Tina Turned The Country On!

The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop!

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

On ‘Blues Legacies and Black Feminism’


Feel free to add further suggestions for listening in the comments / on social media.

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