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Ladyfest is a community based, not-for-profit global music and arts festival for female artists which features bands, musical groups, performance artists, authors, spoken word and visual artists, workshops, and is organized by volunteers. The origins of Ladyfest developed from the DIY ethic Riot grrrl movement from Olympia, Washington combined with inclusive feminist philosophy. // In the last few decades, historians have endeavored to rediscover the artistic accomplishments of women and to incorporate them into the narrative of art history that has neglected them. ... The DIY ethic (do it yourself ethic) refers to the ethic of being self-reliance as opposed relying on professional to do it. ... Riot grrrl (or riot grrl) is an indie-punk feminist movement that reached its height in the 1990s but continues to exert influence over alternative cultures. ... Coordinates: County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... Feminism comprises a number of social, cultural and political movements, theories and moral philosophies that are concerned with the impact of cultural, political, and economic practices and inequalities on discrimination against women. ...

The first ever Ladyfest was conducted in Olympia, Washington in August 2000 with over 2000 people attending. Prime motivators in the event were Sarah Dougher, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power, and Neko Case. Coordinates: County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sarah Dougher is an author, teacher, and singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. ... Sleater-Kinney are an indie rock trio from Olympia, Washington influenced by the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s. ... Cat Power is the stage name of American singer/songwriter Charlyn Chan Marshall (born Charlyn Marie Marshall on 21 January 1972). ... Neko Case (born September 8, 1970 in Alexandria, Virginia) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and as a member of the New Pornographers. ...

Since the first Ladyfest, the event has branched out into other urban centers such as Amsterdam, Atlanta, Belgium, Berlin, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Brooklyn, Columbus, Chicago, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Lansing, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego, Toronto, Washington DC, and more. Each new festival is organized locally and independently of other Ladyfest events in other states or countries, primarily by volunteers, and most proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations.


Ladyfest Compilations

Ladyfest UK 2001 was a various artists compilation CD released to coincide with the 2001 UK Ladyfest event in Glasgow. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Upcoming Ladyfests

  • Ladyfest Cambridge, March 26th - April 1st 2007
  • Ladyfest Leeds, April 10-15 2007
  • Ladyfest Vienna, May 16-20 2007
  • Ladyfest Bristol 26th August - 2nd September 2007
  • Ladyfest Ottawa, September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2007
  • Ladyfest Toronto, September 27th to 30th, 2007
  • Ladyfest Chicago, October 18-21, 2007
  • Ladyfest Leicester, October 2007
  • Ladyfest London 2008
  • Ladyfest Baltimore 2008
  • Ladyfest Cork 2008

See also

Riot grrrl (or riot grrl) is an indie-punk feminist movement that reached its height in the 1990s but continues to exert influence over alternative cultures. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

External links

  • Website for the first Ladyfest, with information on subsequent festivals
  • Ladyfest Europe
  • Ladyfest Ottawa

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