NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Wonder Media Network, a women-founded, mission-driven podcast network, today announced that Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Allison Russell has been named as the guest host of Womanica, a daily women’s history podcast. During Black History Month, Russell will highlight the innovative Black Women artists whose musical expressions shaped and enlivened our society and culture.
From Etta James’ raspy vocal stylings to Mary Lou Williams’ masterful Kansas City jazz sound – Russell will acknowledge the vast contributions that Black artists made to the music industry. This collaboration with Wonder Media Network and Russell comes on the heels of her 2021 album, Outside Child, being nominated for three Grammys.
“I could not be more honored and thrilled to guest host this month’s Womanica podcast. I’ve always admired the show’s ability to amplify the vibrant, untold stories of notable women throughout history. I’m especially galvanized and eager to highlight these brilliant Black Women—iconic, trailblazing musicians all. These timeless artists have had such a profound influence on my career and art, and a foundational, formative influence on the music industry, and society as we know it,” said Russell.
Listeners can get their daily dose of stories, human moments, and historical breakthroughs by following Womanica on Apple, Spotify, or wherever they get their podcasts.
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