The Culturework team is thrilled to present a playlist to accompany this issue’s theme: Matriarchy. We liked the idea of how expansive the theme could be, and hoped that the invitation would extend to everyone. We wanted to pose questions of how matriarchy is connected to femininity, togetherness and separateness, honor and expectation, protectiveness, pain, sacrifice, and healing, joy, motherhood, manhood, queerness, comfort, nourishment, home, understanding, strength, and more!

Click the links below for some cool visuals including music videos and some live versions of the songs!

My Brightest Diamond – She Does Not Brave the War

Mitski – Best American Girl

Solange – Cranes in the Sky

Thao & Mirah – Little Cup

Tacocat – Crimson Wave

Vagabon – Alive and a Well

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down – Nobody Dies

Sleater-Kinney – Modern Girl

Sudan Archives – Oatmeal

Angel Olsen – Woman

Lizzo – Truth Hurts

Bjork – Oceania

Hayley Kiyoko – Girls Like Girls

Kate Bush – Strange Phenomena

Rituals – Xango/Suave (Poem written and performed by Fernie Borges)

Why Did You Separate Me From the Earth? – Anohni

La Llorona – Lila Downs

 

Image credit: Hilary Fung, 2018