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Folk and indie music icon Cris Williamson participates in a Women in Music Panel as part of a three-day residency at Berklee. The event also includes a screening of excerpts of Radical Harmonies, a documentary chronicling the women’s music movement of the early 1970’s, and a Q&A session with Williamson.

The panel will center on the emergence of women’s music, a movement that Williamson was instrumental in developing. In 1973, Williamson formed the first label dedicated to female artists, and released one of the best-selling independent albums of all time. In an era when women faced an uphill battle in the music industry, she helped set the stage for women, and lesbians in particular, to write, produce, record, and release their own material.

Williamson has released over 20 albums and continues to perform all over the world. She released her latest CD, Fringe, on her own Wolf Moon Records. A merit-based Berkleemusic Celebrity Online scholarship is being established in Williamson’s name.

Added by Berklee MR on March 25, 2009

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