It’s been an age since we last caught up with these two local talents, and with it being NZ Music Month, I thought it high time to round up all the goss and achievements these two female powerhouses have collected since 2014! There’s awards and albums and tours and even a new baby girl in the mix! Get ready to be blown away and then fall HARD for these ladies all over again (and again, and again)…
“‘Songs of Sinners’ is a journey through soul, country, gospel and blues and how it all became rock and roll, as Tami sings the songs of the musicians that were there as it happened – Sister Rosetta Thorpe, Howlin’ Wolf, Mavis Staples, Blind Willie Johnson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and many, many more.”
It’s NZ Music Month! We’re already a full week into it in fact, so I hope you got plans over the next couple of weeks to go see a live show, finally buy that album you’ve been toying over or start that band you’ve been dreaming of. All of this is achievable, each option being a great way to support and add to NZ’s plethora of music scenes.
“Fashion Revolution believes that one of the solutions is that of emotionally engaging with the things we buy – buying a little less, and loving a whole lot more. And finding your own way to keep clothes longer, caring for them better, and investing in quality, in the things you buy, and in the lives of the people who make them.”
When conducting research for my Woman Crush post about local fashion designer Barbara Penberthy, I found a quote of hers that came from an intriguing sounding book; The Vote, The Pill and The Demon Drink – A History of Feminist Writing in New Zealand 1869 – 1993. With a heightened interest in all things feminist since the Women’s March in January, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of this book, to gain greater understanding of the feminist history of my home country.
This is a garment Love Story, as part of Fashion Revolution Week. Loving and caring for the clothes that you have, reduces the high consumption rate of clothing, which we know comes at a great cost to our environment and fellow people.