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Y’allentine’s Day is the new Valentine’s Day – and there is so much more dancing

With so much excitement surrounding tomorrow’s Y’allentine’s Day dance party, we thought we’d to the source and ask some Hoechella folks for more details. Here’s what Page, Nicole, Kari, and Brittany had to say about a brand new holiday that invites everyone celebrate.   Tell us about Y’allentine’s Day? Y’allentine’s Day is a pre-Valentine’s day dance party that celebrates all healthy … [Read more…]

A Glimpse at Appalachia’s Feminist Protest Music

Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard at the Southern Folk Festival Tour in Atlanta , 1970 (photo by Tom Coffin)

In Appalachia, working class people responded to economic and social exploitation by the coal, timber, and textile industries with protest music, creating “a legacy that is arguably the best- known such repertoire in American labor history.” From punk to string bands, Appalachian musicians are raising their voices against sexism, racism, worker exploitation, and environmental degradation. … [Read more…]

A Faint Glimpse of Hope: The 1868 South Carolina Constitutional Convention and Women’s Rights

Members of the Reconstruction Era legislature, many of whom were among the delegates in 1868 Constitutional Convention. (Courtesy of The South Caroliniana Library.)

  On January 14th, 1868, a group of 124 delegates met to write a new constitution for South Carolina. Making up the majority of those delegates were seventy-three black men set to take on the civil rights debates of the day, but some delegates would also attempt to address some of the inequalities at the heart … [Read more…]

The Pop Promise of Cyberbae’s BBGRRL

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  Columbia, SC-based singer/songwriter Ahomari is a prolific artist of some depth and range. Last year’s blue,girl releases tapped into an expansive and brooding indie vibe, but Cyberbae is the project reserved for their dark subversions of familiar pop sounds. With the latest release, BBGRRL, Ahomari takes pop music to task and undermines the formulas … [Read more…]