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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
2024 East Lansing Art Festival Q&A
Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

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Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Goodbye, MSU | Adam Steinhauer
Adam Steinhauer, Marketing Director • May 10, 2024
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Eagle Spirit dancer Migizii Kwe dances with the audience at this years East Lansing Art Festival. Photo credit: Samantha Ku/WDBM
2024 East Lansing Art Festival Q&A
Samantha Ku, Writer/Volunteer • May 18, 2024

Heather Majano is the Art Festival & Arts Initiative Coordinator under the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts department, she...

Impact Mixtape | Women in ’80s New Wave

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The emergence of the new wave genre was a response to punk, asserting its dominance in music through the late ‘70s and the ‘80s. That easily recognizable sound is characterized by early digital synthesizers, gated snares, artistic experimentation and quick witted lyrics. The new wave movement not only influenced music but also left an indelible mark on fashion, art and pop culture at large, cementing its status as a defining cultural phenomenon of the 1980s.

It goes without saying that the women of new wave played a pivotal role in the development of the genre’s ideas and soundscapes. Female vocalists in new wave bands brought unique styles and perspectives to the forefront. Their voices, ranging from Debbie Harry’s sultry vocals to Joan Armatrading’s haunting melodies, contributed to the diversity of the genre. Many of these artists challenged traditional gender roles and stereotypes; their presence on stage and in the media helped pave the way for greater visibility and acceptance of women in the male-dominated music industry.

This mixtape contains tracks from some of these remarkable women, including some classic pioneers and also some lesser-known artists who have made a mark on me.

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