These 6 Female African-American Rock Stars Will Rock Your World

These 6 Female African-American Rock Stars Will Rock Your World

If you thought that black women only sing jazz, R&B and soul, you’re definitely wrong. Black women can be found in a wide range of music genres, including rock! You heard me right! There are black women in the rock scene and we can’t help but be proud of them.

We’ll take a look at six of them below. Be sure to check out their music, you might just find you like it!

1. Alexis Brown

Alexis Brown
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Alexis Brown is the vocalist and songwriter for the Tennessee metal band, Straight Line Stitch. She joined the band in 2003 and has never looked back since then. Don’t be fooled by her looks, She pulls off a death metal voice range with ease. However, her real voice is much different from the one she uses to sing in the band. As a matter of fact, she initially wanted to be an r&b singer but felt that she couldn’t write music for that genre. It’s hard to image how the group would be without her. Listen to her amazing vocals in their song, Black Veil.

2. Big Joanie, A Black Punk Rock Girl Group

African American rock star Big Joanie
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Big Joanie is a unique punk band that consists of black women only. The three women in this band are Steph on guitar, Chardine on drums and Kiera on bass. They share the vocals to come up with amazing punk. The three women have a strong message that goes along with their music. They talk about the black punk bands and artists who’ve influenced them and girl love. One of their songs, Crooked Room, talks about self-esteem issues black women face in a world that looks down on them.

3. Tamar Kali, An African American Female Rock Star

Tamar Kali
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Tamar Kali is a one of a kind artist. She is the leader of her own rock band that specializes in strong black punk with a soulful edge. Although she is from Brooklyn, Tamar found her way into Song of Seven and Funkface bands before venturing into a solo career. Her music is packed with afrocentricity, feminist politics and revolution. Listening to Tamar will enchant you and keep you glued till the very end.

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  1. I just listened to an editorial/interview about/with Tamar Kali on NPR. It was enough to capture my interest and do a bit of research online. What a fascinating, engaging woman!

    1. Second for Cammie. She is awesome. Their self-titled album is amazing. Her performance of “The Banished Heart” will bring tears to your eyes.

  2. I started listening to Skunk Anansie years ago when I visited Italy and fell in love with Alexis Browns voice. Check out her vocals on “Charlie big potato” you won’t be disappointed.

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