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The Gavel Groove: Black Women Rising

This week, we're focusing the spotlight on our favorite rising Black women musicians. Black music has had a profound influence on the evolution of the global music scene, with blues and gospel themes and styles transformed into jazz, disco, psychedelic rock, R&B, pop, hip hop—you name it! But the contributions of Black women to our contemporary understanding of music—not to mention the cultures emanating from the music scene—are often underrepresented or omitted altogether. So we turn to our favorite Black women artists establishing their place in the music scene now to celebrate their creations. 

Gardens by Parisalexa, MistaDC

Black Dog by Arlo Parks

Late Bloomer by Mereba

Good Together by Shay Lia

got it like that by Jae Stephens

Chasing Amy by TeaMarrr


Crosswords by Olivia Dean

Dance Alone by Tayla Parx

Healing - Acoustic by Arlissa

Call Your Name by Tora

June by Pip Millett

Antidote by Orion Sun

Separation. (ft. Arin Ray) by Kiana Ledé 

Silence by Grace Carter

Pray by duendita

Kind of Love by Tasha

Sandstorm (feat. JID) by Mereba

All Mine by Ivy Sole

Lights Out by Zilo

Got My Back by RIMON, Denzel Curry

Girls Dont Always Sing About Boys by Ego Ella May

Badu by Cyanca

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The following authors contributed to this article: Carmen Chu, Cosette Patterson, Isabella Peitz, and Michaela Brant.

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