Bishop Briggs, Galen Hooks, and Tim Milgram are a (Girl Power Academy) featured Music, Dance, and Film recommendation:

Bishop Briggs

Performing has been Bishop Briggs‘ passion since she was 4, when her family relocated from London to Tokyo; her father was an entrepreneur whom she secretly believed was an international spy. She was ruling karaoke lounges before she started kindergarten. “It’s a rite of passage that when you [move to] Japan, you go to a karaoke bar the minute you land,” she says.

Piano lessons and a Tokyo children’s gospel choir helped Briggs learn about harmony. She received vocal coaching as a 10th birthday gift after her family moved again, to Hong Kong. Briggs credits their record collection for connecting her to Western music, as well as having the most influence on her sound, particularly acts like Otis Redding and Janis Joplin. “These singers always sounded as if they were on the edge of tears, or rage,” she says.

When Briggs moved to Los Angeles to study vocal performance at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, she began singing at bars like the now shuttered Room 5 Lounge multiple times a week. Eventually she was discovered at a gig by former Interscope A&R rep George Robertson, who linked her with producers Mark Jackson and Ian Brendon Scott. The bluesy anthem “River” was written at their first session. Briggs sat in her car afterward, listened to the voice memo and began crying, feeling she was finally going to be heard.

(~excerpts by Claire LobenfeldThis article originally appeared in the April 15 Issue of Billboard. )

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Bishop Briggs “River” LYRICS:

Like a river, like a river, sh-
Like a river, like a river, sh-
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

How do we fall in love
Harder than a bullet could hit ya?
How do we fall apart
Faster than a hair pin trigger?

Don’t you say, don’t you say it
Don’t say, don’t you say it
One breath, it’ll just break it
So shut your mouth and run me like a river

Shut your mouth, baby stand and deliver
Holy hands, oh they make me a sinner
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Choke this love till the veins start to shiver
One last breath till the tears start to wither
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Tales of an endless heart
Curses is the fool who’s willing
Can’t change the way we are
One kiss away from killing

Don’t you say, don’t you say it
Don’t say, don’t you say it
One breath it’ll just break it
So shut your mouth and run me like a river

Shut your mouth, baby stand and deliver
Holy hands, ooh they make me a sinner
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Choke this love till the veins start to shiver
One last breath till the tears start to wither
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Like a river, like a river, (oh oh oh)
Like a river, like a river, (ooh-oh-oh)
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Hey, oh oh oh
Hey, oh oh oh (like a river)
Hey, oh oh oh
Oh oh oh (like a river)

Like a river

Shut your mouth baby stand and deliver (stand and deliver)(like a river, like a river)
Holy hands, oh they make me a sinner (make me a sinner)(like a river, like a river)
Like a river, like a river (like a river)
Shut your mouth and run me like a river (and run me like a river)

Choke this love till the veins start to shiver (start to shiver)(like a river, like a river)
One last breath till the tears start to wither (oh oh)
Like a river, like a river
Shut your mouth and run me like a river

Written by Ian Brendon Scott, Mark A. Jackson, Sarah Grace Mclaughlin • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
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Joan Henry is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Earth Song Carrier recommendation:

Joan Henry, Song Carrier

My folks have told me I have been singing my whole life. From the time I was very small, no matter what I was doing or feeling, I sang it out. That’s what they tell me. I can remember jumping up in a first grade classroom and singing out because I saw my mother out in the hallway, looking in. So no matter if I was happy or sad, whatever I was doing I sang it out. I remember hearing songs in the leaves of the trees, and singing along or singing back to them as I hid with my bow waiting to pounce on unsuspecting people below.

My grandmother recognized me right away, and she said I would be a singer. As a teen I remember elders coming and looking for me, as if they were expecting me. They would say: “that one, the little one with the voice”. It seemed like I never really had friends my own age because I was always hanging out with the adults. Folks would sing songs to me, and then ask me to sing them back to them, and that’s how I learned. To me, I was just hanging out with these elders, and it was awhile before I realized they were teaching me all these songs. We just sang together. When I think about it, that’s the heart of oral tradition, because you can’t communicate pitch, tone, sound, timbre, feeling, intention on flat paper.

Through song they were teaching me moments, experiences, an environment that is spherical, vibrational— not static. They were waking up my original memory, the knowledge in my cells of experiencing Mother Earth all around us, of experiencing my relationship with everything that is alive. And make no mistake: everything is alive…

Where I’ve come to is the place of carrying these songs – all songs, no matter where they come from – in a good way, so that they can be sung whenever they are needed. That’s what Kanogisgi or “Song Carrier” means. It also makes you responsible to wherever a song is from and means you have to be available when that song needs to be sung. A lot of elders put a lot of time and energy into me; I have to honor that. So I’d say that I’ve come to a place now of focusing on moving the songs out into the world, and listening for the ones that  are emerging at this time, in order to bring them forth, eh? –because the Songs thread the people together, to one another and to the Earth. Songs make a living web. (~Joan Henry)

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The Joan Henry “Alligator Dance” (music dance video documentary) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Joan Henry, at her Blue Deer Center Concert, teaches the Alligator Dance to attendees. The Alligator Dance, as Joan explains, teaches the power of relationship, and is an example of native american call-and-response social dancing.

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The Joan Henry “Heart and Mind” (music video documentary) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Ms. Henry is both hahesh’kah (lead drummer) and dekanogisgi (traditional song-carrier), and a Native Women’s Traditional dancer. Encouraged by her elders, she founded acclaimed traditional drum group Mothers of Nations Singers & Dancers (later known as Sky Woman Singers) — the first women’s drum ever invited to the National Native American Veterans Powwow in Washington DC and the first to preside at Indigenous Peoples’ Day Opening Ceremonies for the United Nations — where Ms. Henry has since presented on healing & spirituality among First Nations women and offered opening prayers & song for the International Day of Peace and the World Indigenous Forum. Here she tell a wonderful story about coyote.

Please visit the Girl Power Academy post featuring:

Our Children’s Trust, Environmental Law, and Coyote Songs

Big Freedia is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Queen of Bounce recommendation:

photo: Big Freedia, Just Be Free (album cover)

BIO: Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce music is characterized by call-and-response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and booty-shaking.

In 2015, Big Freedia penned her first memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! on Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster.

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http://www.bigfreedia.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bigfreedia https://www.twitter.com/bigfreedia https://www.instagram.com/bigfreedia https://www.soundcloud.com/bigfreedia

Copyright (C) 2015 Big Freedia, Diplo, DJ Snake.

Anti-War song recommendations featured by a Girl Power Academy:

photo: Donald Trump with his mentor Roy Cohn.

The reporter from the Washington Post didn’t ask Donald Trump about nuclear weapons, but he wanted to talk about them anyway. “Some people have an ability to negotiate,” Trump said, of facing the Soviet Union. “You either have it or you don’t.”

He wasn’t daunted by the complexity of the topic: “It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles,” he said.  

It was the fall of 1984, Trump Tower was new, and this was unusual territory for the 38-year-old real estate developer. He was three years away from his first semi-serious dalliance with presidential politics, more than 30 years before the beginning of his current campaign—but he had gotten the idea to bring this up, he said, from his attorney, his good friend and his closest adviser, Roy Cohn.

Read more by visiting:

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/04/donald-trump-roy-cohn-mentor-joseph-mccarthy-213799#ixzz4JyUx3Buj

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Vern Partlow (May 25, 1910 – March 1, 1987) was an American newspaper reporter and folk singer who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He composed the popular satirical song “Old Man Atom,” which was famously banned during the period. It is considered one of the first anti-nuclear songs of the post-war era.

The Sons of the Pioneers “Old Man Atom” (music Audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

The Sons of the Pioneers “Old Man Atom” (1950) LYRICS:

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini…

I’m gonna preach you-all a sermon ’bout Old Man Atom, that’s me

I don’t mean the Adam in the Bible datum. I don’t mean the Adam that Mother Eve elated I mean that thing that science liberated. The thing that Einstein says he’s scared of, And when Einstein’s scared, brother, you’d better be scared.

If you’re scared of the atom here’s what’s you gotta do You gotta gather all the people in the world with you ‘Cause if you don’t get together and do it Well, first thing you know I’m gonna blow this world plum two

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini…

Now life used to be such a simple joy My cyclotron was just a super toy And folks got born, they’d work and marry And “atom” was a word in the dictionary And then it happened! The science boys, from every clime They all pitched in with overtime And before they knew it, the thing was done And they’d hitched up the power of the gol-dern sun And put a harness on Old Sol Splittin’ atoms, while the diplomats was splittin’ hairs

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini…

But the atom’s here, in spite of hysteria, Flourishes in Utah, as well as Siberia. And whether you’re a black, white, red or brown, The question is this, when you boil it down: To be or not to be! That’s the question! The answer to it all ain’t military datum, Like who gets there firstest with the mostest atoms,” No, the people of the world must decide their fate, They gotta get together or disintegrate. I hold this truth to be self-evident That all men may be cremated equal!

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamogordo, Bikini…

Yes, it’s up to the people, ’cause the atoms don’t care, You can’t fence me in, I’m just like air. I don’t give a hoot about any politics Or who got what into whichever fix All I want to do is sit around and have my nucleus bombarded by neutrons. Now the moral is this, just as plain as day, That Old Man Atom is here to stay. I’m gonna stick around, and that’s for true But, ah, my dearly beloved, are you? So listen, folks, here is my thesis: “Peace in the world, or the world in pieces.”

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Blaze Foley (Michael David Fuller) was born in Malvern, Arkansas, but grew up in Texas. He performed in a gospel band called The Singing Fuller Family with his mother, brother and sisters. After leaving home, he performed in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and Austin, Texas. 

The Blaze Foley “Oval Room” (music Audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Blaze Foley “Oval Room” LYRICS:

In his oval room, in his rockin’ chair
He’s the president, but I don’t care
He’s a business man, he got business ties
He got dollar signs in both his eyes
Got a big airplane, take him everywhere
Got his limousine, when he get there
Everywhere he goes, make the people mad
Makes the poor man beg, and the rich man glad

He’s the president, but I don’t care
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh

At the factory, never been so slow
Got a big fourth down, ninety nine to go
And down on the farm, nothing growing there
But the debts they owe and their gray hair
In the desert sand, and the jungle deep
He thinks everything is his to keep
He’s a real cowboy, with his makeup on
Talks to kings and queens on the telephone

He’s the president, but I don’t care
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh

He’s a movie star, if you stay up late
And he’ll search your car, if you don’t look straight
In his Oval Room, in his rockin’ chair
He’s the president, but I don’t care

He’s the president, but I don’t care
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh

He’s the president, but I don’t care
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh

Written by Michael David Fuller • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC
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William Johnson, known professionally as Holly Johnson, is an English artist, musician and writer, best known as the lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, in the mid-1980s. “Two Tribes” was released in May 1984. The anti-war song featured sirens and the voice of Patrick Allen (who had voiced the British Government’s actual nuclear warning ads.)
The Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Two Tribes” (Music Video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood “Two Tribes” LYRICS:
The air attack warning sounds like.
This is the sound.
When you hear the air attack warning, You and your family must take coverLove’s gone, ohWhen two tribes go to war
A point is all that you can score
(Score no more, score no more)
When two tribes go to war
A point is all that you can score
(Working for the black gas)[Repeat: x2]
Cowboy number one
A born again poor man’s son
(Poor man’s son)
On the air America
I modelled shirts for Van Heusen
(Working for the black gas)Switch off your shield
Switch off and feel
Working on loving yeah
Give me back the good times
Ship it out
Enjoy I feel I’m real
Working for the black gasTell the world that you’re winning
Love and life yeahListen to the voice sing follow me ohWhen two tribes go to war
A point is all that you can score
When two tribes go to war
A point is all that you can scoreWe got two tribes
We got the spunk
We got the spunk yeah
Sock it to me biscuits(Spoken: Are we living in a land where sex and
Horror are the new gods yeah?)When two tribes go to war
A point is all that you can score

Songwriters: MARK O’TOOLE, PETER GILL, WILLIAM JOHNSON
Two Tribes lyrics © DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

Miss Eaves is a (Girl Power Academy)featured Rapper, Designer, Illustrator, Photographer, Creative, Black Girl Magic recommendation:

Miss Eaves is the feminist sound storm of Brooklyn based multimedia artist Shanthony Exum. Her fierce femcee electro-pop-rap-dance-explosions were born as a phoenix arisen from the hot fire of both a band and romantic break-up, and she has since spread her wings and played music around the world. Miss Eaves’ brazen, patriarchy push-back, it’s my body, take-no-shit lyrics are rabid animals of honesty. “Hand down my pants I flick the bean. My boo ghost but I don’t need him. Five digits gonna make me squirm and scream. This is all on me.” She says in “Hump Day,” which was was featured on Glamour, Huffington Post and Refinery 29. Her 0 fucks attitude landed her an invitation for a European tour with collaborator and friend, Surfing Leons (Belgium) as well as a tour with Wheatus and MC Frontalot. She has also killed the stage at Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld and Dour and Les Rockomotive.

Not only a beat slayer, Miss Eaves is a paper mache addict and a bad-ass with a glue gun. A true multi-media junkie, she directs and art directs all her videos plus designs her own merchandise. Drawing inspiration from Frida Khalo, Michel Gondry, MIA, Santigold and Sia she is determined to show the world she is about that DIY life. MC Frontalot once told her: “You aren’t crafty…this is too well-made to be just crafty. You are a fabricator.” And trust, she will take you on a rollercoaster through her imagination.

Miss Eaves’ latest, Feminasty, out on August 4, 2017, was a year-long labor of love produced by longtime collaborator KEISHH and recorded during a winter in Montreal, Canada, which is nasty cold. Feminasty plays on term Femi-Nazi and Janet Jackson’s line, “Ms. Jackson if you’re nasty.” It’s funny-as-fuck cutting commentary will melt your brain into a nasty pile of feminism. “All these little fuck boys All these little fuck boys. Dudes on my clit yeah, I’ve had enough boys.” This is how Miss Eaves rolls. (For more about Miss Eaves or to view the original Bio click on: MissEaves )

The Miss Eaves “Hump Day” (music video) produced by KEISHH is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Miss Eaves “Hump Day” LYRICS:

Hand down my pants I flick the bean
My boo ghost but I don’t need him
Five digits gonna make me squirm and scream
This is all on me

All I need, My hand pressed
Move to the rhythm of my slow breaths
I know best. I know better
I’m killing this, a real go-getter so…

I can lean on me…
Or an arm of a love seat…
H-U-M-P-I-N-G
Bump to my own beat

Like to ride. As I slide
My hand over then go inside
I roll deep. As I keep…
The beat up that satisfies me

[Hook]
Take Five
Slip and Slide
All I need to go
Is one hand inside

Hand down my pants I beat the meat
Take some time and know bout me
My game strong, ex dude was weak
No bone: this is my treat

On my feet. In the shower. Wet
Spigot drip drips. I’m on edge
Little kitty purrs and mama pets
Ima pet her every time she begs

Sooo…I’m gonna take my time
Ima go go ‘til I get mine
Rub a dub dub in the tub
My legs up. Don’t give a fuck

Pressing my button. I feel my loving
Pressing button. I feel this rubbing
Engine go go. I’m on the floor
I go go ’til I explode

[Hook]

On the edge I’m ready
Fingers dip dip breathe heavy
On the edge I’m ready
Gonna drip drip bursting levee

Follow Miss Eaves
https://www.instagram.com/yoeaves/
https://www.facebook.com/Misseavesraps/
https://twitter.com/yoeaves

Produced by KEISHH Mixed by Velos,
Video Crew:
Directors: Shanthony Exum (@yoeaves) & April Maxey (@amaxey422)
Producer: Shanthony Exum
Production Company: 422Luxe (http://www.422luxe.com)
Director of Photography: Meg Skaff (@uncle_meg)
Editors: Meg Skaff and April Maxey
Art Director: Mary Lena Colston (@mary_lena_colston)
Makeup: Clara Rae (@Clara_rae)
Nails: Claire Beaudreault (@ManiClaire)
Production Assistant: Nathan Fennell (@nathanf_dolla)

Video Cast Cast (in order of appearance)
Carrie Griffin
Carmen
Sara Katherine
Claire (@ClaraBiznass)
Shaheeda
Quanda
Mary Kate Kruhm
Alexandra Miller
Kirby Cernosek
Chadley
Rossanna Mercedes
Ghazal (@ghazal_rahman)
Karen Sepulveda

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Alekesam (Sal Masekela) is a (Girl Power Academy) featured Music, Surfer, Mentor recommendation…

photo of: Hugh Masekela with his son Sal

Sal Masekela is involved in several social initiatives, and is the co-founder of Stoked Mentoring, an organization dedicated to mentoring at risk youth through action sports. He also serves on the advisory boards of The Lunchbox Fund, a non-profit organization which provides a daily meal to students of township schools in Soweto of South Africa, and The Tony Hawk Foundation, an organization dedicated to financing and building high-quality, legal skateboarding parks for kids. Masekela is also a strong public supporter of the Surfrider Foundation and Life Rolls On.

The Sal Masekela “Racism in Surfing” (documentary video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

The Alekesam “All is forgiven” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPPOSES.

All is forgiven All is forgiven All is forgiven

All is forgiven Sometimes I think about things before they happen

Floating around in my head for a while

All of a sudden it’s grown too big to handle

Changed its clothes and grown a mind of its own

Too loud to listen, too proud to put paper to the pen

Clean up this place from the vacuum of my head

Too many times zones 2000 planes

Take on the distance it only brings me back again

These books are overdue and there’s a tenderness inside

The depth of the liner watch the characters comes alive

Dip into the system feel the volume fill the space

Bending horizons fall into place All is forgiven

All is forgiven All is forgiven time will clean us Absolute

Absolution All is forgiven time is a genius Absolute Absolution All is forgiven All is forgiven

Why don’t we shift these shapes make the landscape disappear

Tectonic plates serving powers to your fears Sometimes I hear that voice when words were never spoken

Proceed with caution before glass is ever broken

Quantise the grove while it’s dancing in your head

Control emotions find them drifting instead

Too way feel better about it, go and knit some sweaters about it

Two stone statues trying hard not to laugh

Maybe there’s something in the movement, or the stillness of the air

Put that good stuff on ice and keep that elephant over there

Let’s shift through modern times, I hold the future past

None existing obstacles squarely in our path All is forgiven time will clean us

Absolute Absolution All is forgiven time is a genius Absolute Absolution All is forgiven time will clean us Absolute Absolution All is forgiven Absolute Absolution

The Alekesam “Black Cowboy” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
 

Alekesam “Black Cowboy” LYRICS:

i turn show ponies into wild horses
i’m a black cowboy riding a dolphin
when you swim with me you can breathe the sea
see the breeze, be…
profiling, scuba dive, you feel me, i feel you
get up on me, canopy
enjoy the beast, like you was climbing trees

where you at
i’m trying to find you
it’s a long way to go
circle back
i’m trying to define you
it’s the wrong way to know

looking good, at the skyline
windblown, all shown
satellites, postcards
spun around, but i get there
riding well, we pace ourselves
shake those shells
rock the bells
you come to me from the future
how you do them things you do

where you at
i’m trying to find you
it’s a long way to go
circle back
i’m trying to define you
it’s the wrong way to know

morning eyes hi tide
uga booga valentine
ju ju clean craze
new sensual

Performed by: Alekesam, Written by: Selema Masekela, Sunny Levine, Eamon Ryland, Giuseppe Patane, Zach Cowie, Produced by: Sunny Levine © all rights reserved

The band The Internet is a (Girl Power Academy) featured recommendation…

photo of the band The Internet

The Internet is an American band from Los Angeles, California. Syd, Matt Martians, Patrick Paige II, Christopher Smith, and Steve Lacy have released three studio albums and three extended plays since its formation in 2011. The band’s 2015 album Ego Death was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

The Internet (live Music Tiny Desk Concert) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Set List:
“Get Away”
“Under Control”
“Dontcha”

Credits:
Producers: Timmhotep Aku, Josh Rogosin, Morgan Walker; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Walker, Julia Reihs, Cameron Robert; photo by Lani Milton/NPR

To support the band and check out videos go to: http://www.internet-band.com