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Messages in Women’s Music

blanch-dcOn June 14, 2016, the United State of Women was convened by the White House and the First Lady. This Summit rallied all of us together to celebrate what we’ve achieved, and how we’re going to take action moving forward. Covering key gender equality issues, we made a powerful difference in our collective future. A live stream of our inspiring speakers, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and more, was live from Washington D.C. #STATEOFWOMEN
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I move that women in music be discussed for two reasons:

1) women musicians earn 12% of the $27.5 Billion earned in the Music Business;

2) women musicians earn 64 cents to the dollar that male musicians earn, while women in other fields earn 78 cents.

There is power in the messages in women’s music and it is not tapped into, appropriately. Music changes the world on so many levels. When women’s music is not played on the airwaves, programmed at main events like operas, symphonies, and large festivals, the entirety of mankind suffers. Rather than music that accompanies films that portray murder and mayhem, women’s music can change the fabric of the culture of humankind.

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Femme “A celebration of women around the world actively transforming and healing our global society. Sharon Stone and leading experts in religion, science, history, politics and entertainment, discuss solutions to the multiple crisis’ we are faced with. Femme focuses on utilizing a feminine approach with nurturing energy to inspire a new hope for the future.”

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Can women’s music heal?

Since 1997, I have been a proponent of women musicians, particularly, composers.  My radio show MUSICWOMAN has featured over 200 women composers.  My organization WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC.  is a global non-profit organization of women musicians and other women and men who support them. We have 247 members, 125 musicians, 49 male members. Our members are from around the USA, Italy, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Angola and India.

In August 2013, I published the first issue of MUSICWOMAN MAGAZINE to feature women musicians in a print format. We are seeking advertisement to fund the printed edition.

My paper Conscious Inclusion of Women Musicians was published and presented in Romania in December 2012.

In July 2013, I was one of 40 women composers at the 3rd WIMUST Conference in Fiuggi, Italy, where the agenda was dominated by discussion about the inequity of earning opportunities for women musicians.

In January 2014, we will release our 4th compilation CD of women’s music.

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Overall, I believe that the messages in women’s music are not being heard by society-at-large, which accounts for the high amount of violence and competition in the world.


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Women Heal

According to Chinese folklore (5,000 B.C.), “there were no men when the sky and the earth were separated. It was Nuwa who made men by moulding yellow clay. The work was so taxing that her strength was not equal to it. So she dipped a rope into the mud and then lifted it. The mud that dripped from the rope also became men. Those made by moulding yellow clay were rich and noble, while those made by lifting the rope were poor and low.”In a ancient times, the four corners of the sky collapsed and the world with its nine regions split open. The sky could not cover all the things under it, nor could the earth carry all the things on it. A great fire raged and would not die out; a fierce flood raced about and could not be checked. Savage beasts devoured innocent people; vicious birds preyed on the weak and old.”Then Nuwa melted rocks of five colours and used them to mend the cracks in the sky. She supported the four corners of the sky with the legs she had cut off from a giant turtle. She killed the black dragon to save the people of J1zhou(1), and blocked the flood with the ashes of reeds.”Thus the sky was mended, its four corners lifted, the flood tamed, Jizhou pacified, and harmful birds and beasts killed, and the innocent people were able to live on the square earth under the dome of the sky. It was a time when birds, beasts, insects and snakes no longer used their claws or teeth or poisonous stings, for they did not want to catch or eat weaker things.”Nuwa’s deeds benefited the heavens above and the earth below. Her name was remembered by later generations and her light shone on every creation. Now she was traveling on a thunder-chariot drawn by a two-winged dragon and two green hornless dragons, with auspicious objects in her hands and a special mattress underneath, surrounded by golden clouds, a white dragon leading the way and a flying snake following behind. Floating freely over the clouds, she took ghosts and gods to the ninth heaven and had an audience with the Heavenly Emperor at Lin Men(2) where she rested in peace and dignity under the emperor. She never boasted of her achievements, nor did she try to win any renown; she wanted to conceal her virtues, in line with the ways of the universe.” [Source]