Growing feminist activism fostered a wider range of opportunities for women in music, and music also became an important vehicle for communicating feminist issues and building solidarity. Emblematic songs such as “Bread and Roses” were rediscovered and became anthems of the women’s movement, as did other explicitly feminist pieces written and performed by contemporary women musicians. New solo artists, all-woman groups, and groups headlined by women emerged on the scene and won a popular following.
Feminists also set up community-based singing groups or choirs that frequently performed at rallies, women’s strike support actions, and cultural events.
Please help us add to this section of the Rise Up! website. We welcome contributions of music and lyrics as well as information about the artists who created and performed.
|Type of Musical Material||Title||Group/Artist||Date|
|Song||A Si Katali||The Red Berets||1987|
|Song||Bread and roses||Catherine Silverglen||--|
|Musical artist or group||Euphoniously Feminist & Non-Performing Quintet||Euphoniusly Feminist & Non-Performing Quintet||1971 - 1999 or later|
|Song||Fight Back||The Red Berets||1978|
|Song||Gonna Rise||The Red Berets||1984|
|Song||It’s My Body – Medley||The Red Berets||1986|
|Song||Moving Mountains||The Red Berets||1981|
|Song||Oh Come All Ye Shoppers||The Red Berets||1987|
|Song||Old Woman||The Red Berets||1973|
|Musical artist or group||The Red Berets||The Red Berets||1981 - 1999 or later|
|Lyrics of song||The Red Berets – No More Shit||The Red Berets||--|
|Lyrics of song||The Red Berets – We Won’t Go Back||The Red Berets||--|
|Song||Union Maid||The Red Berets||1984|
|Song||We Will Not Be Denied||The Red Berets||1982|
|Song||Women Walk More Determined||The Red Berets||1983|