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Mar 21, 2019

A Talk: Don't You Call Her No Tramp


Don't You Call Her No Tramp: Reclaiming The Erotic Innovations of Betty Davis, A Talk by Danielle Maggio.

Saturday, March 23, 2 PM, at the Neighborhood Story Project, 2202 Lapeyrouse St

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Posted by: patois

Admission is free.

 

Don't You Call Her No Tramp: Reclaiming The Erotic Innovations of Betty Davis, A Talk by Danielle Maggio.

Funk musician Betty Davis was reissued in 2007 to a wave of critical acclaim. The Re-release of Davis' studio albums cemented the pioneer status of the artist who was once ridiculed for her sexually dominated lyrics and suggestive live performances. Davis is now considered an artistic innovator and progressive social figure whose aesthetic ideas and practices, although marginalized during 1970s, are now celebrated by mainstream popular music. At the forefront of this celebration is a new generation of avant-garde Black women artists who do not simply label Davis as a pioneer of a less liberated time, but rather reclaim her for present-day resistance against race, gender and sexuality politics within the music industry.

Presented by @Punctuate Feminist Lecture series in conjunction with Patois Film Festival 2019 (March 21-24, 2019). Co-sponsors: Mellissa A. Weber, aka DJ Soul Sister and Neighborhood Story Project.

Also watch Betty – They Say I'm Different at #Patois2019 on Sunday, March 24th at The Broad Theater.