Welcome to Women's History Month! As you go through the month of March exploring and learning more about the stories of women and girls, remember that the legacies of women of color (especially Black women) deserve a little extra attention - that's what we call equity, right? As Scott and I continue to backlog our TRILLOQUY interviews, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brandon Keith Brown earlier this week. In our conversation, he brought up a woman named Hazel Harrison. I hadn't heard of her, but after doing a little reading I was SHOCKED to have never heard of her! This woman of classical music days past served on the faculty of Howard University, and even made history across the pond! I really encourage you to read more about her - a name that you should DEFINITELY know.
The way that I've decided to honor Women's History Month on TRILLOQUY is by featuring a woman in each opus, as well as shouting out a few women composers who I think deserve a few more flowers. Today's opus (March 5) features Katie Brown and Dalanie Harris, from the Classically Black Podcast. I'm so proud of them - the work they do is BEYOND important, and I hope you'll go check out the conversation that Scott and I had with them. Here's a sample of what you can expect...
While I'm here, I also wanted to offer a shout out and a THANK YOU to Amanda Cook. She and the rest of her team offer some incredible perspectives on new music over at icareifyoulisten.com. I had the honor of being interviewed by Amanda last month, and you can check out that feature here. I look forward to having Amanda on TRILLOQUY in early June!
Listen, it's hard out here. More so for women than for me, so we all have to make sure we're doing what we can to support each other. The road is long, and the road is rough, but you can do it. I believe in you! Keep me in your thoughts...