Tami Neilson: The 'f word' of country music

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 25 Sep 2021, 11:04AM
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Tami Neilson: The 'f word' of country music

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 25 Sep 2021, 11:04AM

Country Music has a lot of connotation, but one that might not come immediately to mind is feminism. 
 
But it actually has a proud feminist past. And our very own country star Tami Neilson’s made that the centre of her new show, The F Word.  
 
Partnering with Professor of Musicology Dr Jada Watson, she’s come up with a setlist of the Songs of Feminism in Country Music.  
 
That’s songs like Dolly Parton’s 9-5, which was actually about sexual harassment in the workplace.  
 
The tour’s supposed to start mid next month, but of course all hinges on Covid alert levels. But that uncertainty hasn’t stopped fans snapping up tickets. In fact she’s added another Auckland show during lockdown, showing there are still optimists among us. 
 
Tami Neilson has been speaking with Jack Tame. 

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