In episode 3 of Hear Her Voice, Laura Whitmore is joined by her special guests, Yola and Jamz Supernova to celebrate songs and artists that champion the freedom of expression, speaking up and speaking out.
Today Laura and her guests explore songs and lyrics which reveal the obstacles to social justice through the lens of women, while also affirming and celebrating their invaluable role in bringing about change.
Yola is a six-time Grammy nominated musician, singer and songwriter, who released her much anticipated second album, ‘Stand For Myself’ in summer 2021, she is currently touring across the US, Europe and the UK. Her debut album, ‘Walk Through Fire’, was released to critical acclaim in 2019 and lead to four Grammy nominations, including the much coveted all-genre Best New Artist category. Yola is playing the role of the pioneering guitarist and godmother of Rock N Roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming biopic of Elvis Presley.
Jamz Supernova is a top British DJ and radio presenter, hosting shows on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Selector Radio, Radio 1 and 6 Music. She first cut her teeth on the community London radio station Reprezent before moving the BBC at the tender age of 19. Days after the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, she played a three-hour long show, choosing music that reflected the sorrow and the solidarity of the BLM moment.
Featuring Hear Her Voice’s resident music expert Laura Snapes on Nina Simone.
Laura Snapes is one of the foremost music journalists in the UK. Currently deputy music editor at The Guardian, she has also held roles as features editor for NME and associate editor at Pitchfork.
Episode Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3FwgmYLW9yoZQ4Js9Sbakx?si=IfOm4DUvQgSejYjczbyw0w (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3FwgmYLW9yoZQ4Js9Sbakx?si=IfOm4DUvQgSejYjczbyw0w)
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