Toronto rock musician SATE released her album “Red, Black, & Blue“ to critical acclaim earlier this year. However, it’s not easy for black female rockers like her to get the recognition they deserve.
SATE has expressed her frustration at being expected to sing soul, R&B, or jazz instead of rock music. Other Black female rockers have also been told they don’t fit the bill because they “aren’t marketable” or because it was “too inappropriate.”
Yet Black women have been a part of the genre since the beginning, and many talented musicians have continued rocking out to this day.
So let’s look at the reasons why people think Black women can’t rock. And melt some faces too, shall we?