Huffpost Canada Music ca

Alabama Shake, Rattle & Roll: Ten Fiercest Black Female Rockers

Posted: Updated:
ALABAMA SHAKES
Getty Images

As Black History Month winds to a close, we take a look at the musicians who have presented independent, alternative representations of black womanhood in rock and metal music over the decades — from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard to Prince protégé Sheila E.

Critics decry the lack of racial and gender diversity in rock, but we wanted to celebrate those who are doing it. So we asked Laina Dawes, author of "What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life And Liberation In Heavy Metal," to tell us about some of the fiercest black female rockers.

Click on the slideshow below.

Close
10 Fierce Black Women In Rock & Metal
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

 


Around the Web

10 Black Female Legends of Rock and Roll

Oprah, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland and more rock Essence Black Women ...

theGrio's 100: Beverly Bond, encouraging young black girls to 'rock'

"Black Girls Rock" at Ohio University

The Best Supermodel Music Videos

Nine Reasons to Hope