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Nov 9, 2015

In just over five short years, Mindy Abovitz has expanded the narrow definition who gets to drum with Tom Tom magazine, the only magazine dedicated to female drummers. As its founder and editor-in-chief, Mindy has fused her passions of feminism and drumming to create a platform designed to dispel the ignorance, misogyny and flat-out neglect often lodged at female percussionists in a male-dominated field. What started out as a personal blog quickly grew into a printed quarterly that features an intentional broad palette of diversity from race to class to sexual identity that celebrates women and girl drummers and beatmakers from all over the world. The revolution begins with a pair of sticks and a dream!

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Talk Music Talk Playlist/052: She's the Drummer
After interviewing this week's guest, Mindy Abovitz, it inspired me to dig deeper into the history of female drummers. With this invigorated knowledge under my belt, I bring to you a TMT Spotify playlist featuring an amazing assortment of percussionists and beatmakers that are doin' it for themselves, as Aretha and Annie Lennox once proclaimed. Revel in the pop magic of Gina Schock from the Go-Go's and the Bangles' Debbi Peterson. Meet up in the Ladies' room with Klymaxx's Bernadette Cooper or celebrate your inner Riot Grrrl with Bikini Kill and Bratmobile. And of course, there's drum pioneers Sheila E. and Terri Lyne Carrington. It's the best variety of drumming you'll hear in nearly 70 female-fueled minutes. Enjoy!                                                                



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