Writing Music Criticism Through a Feminist Lens

Learn how to critic contemporary music through a feminist lens. Whether the genres be Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz and classical music, learn how to listen to critique contemporary music through a feminist and womanist lens.

Location
Maryland Institute College of Art
Instructor
Jordannah Elizabeth
Part of
November 4 Knowledge Exchange Day
Sessions
Saturday, November 4, 2017 4:00 - 5:30 PM
 
 

Learn how to critic contemporary music through a feminist lens. Whether the genres be Hip Hop, Rock, Jazz and classical music, learn how to listen to critique contemporary music through a feminist and womanist lens. Music history has been taught through the interpretation of white men in Western Music for centuries. Learn how to take back the narrative, identify sexisim and misogyny in the interpretations of women in music to in turn challenge white supremacy and male privilege in music criticism through effectively writing empowering music reviews and articles for and by women.

Instructor Bio:

Jordannah Elizabeth is a Baltimore based, American author, music and arts critic, editor, and folk soul musician. Elizabeth is also a civil rights and feminist writer who often offers commentary on racial and gender issues in America and topics of race, class and cultural appropriation. She is the founder and director of Publikprivate.org, a literary nonprofit organization that helps musicians, arts and culture journalists and creative writers find jobs and internships. The blog has featured contributors like Pulitzer Prize winner, Mark Fritz, Cat Power music director, Gregg Foreman and film director, Lee Davis.

She is the author of an anthology of 40 of her articles, "Don't Lose Track Vol 1: 40 Articles, Essays and Q&As” published by UK based publisher Zero Books.