Wednesday, May 08, 2019

SoNG: Warrior Woman

Recorded at PeHP GatherSing, Sept. 13, 2008, Ithaca, NY
Warrior Woman
by WEFPJ Average Dyke Band - Hershe
PeHP source: ADB songsheets 1985-1990; GatherSing video, 2008

"I wrote this song at the Peace Camp in 1986. It was inspired by listening to Estelle Coleman and Linci Comy talk about their lives."     ~ Hershe 

     * The Average Dyke Band (ADB) sprang up at the Peace Camp in the summer of 1985.  The theory we put into action was that songs, singing and musical instrumentation were not the domain of an exclusive, talented few. We had found that far too many women fell silent musically because somewhere along the way they were told they didn't have a good voice, couldn't carry a tune, couldn't keep a beat. The ADB, then, was the musical counterpart to the Camp's consensus process philosophy and practice - every woman's voice would be heard. We were inclusive, we were average, and we had a damn good time.

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