Women in Music

Too often I hear my friends complaining about the dearth of “quality” musicians these days. To them I say, “They are everywhere!” You just need to just need to try a little harder and listen with an “open mind”… Another popular complaint I keep hearing is that there aren’t enough women in the music industry. So I compiled a list of my favourite female musicians (who you probably won’t hear on the airwaves in Oman) just for your listening pleasure :)

Now this list is highly subjective (and naturally not exhaustive) and limited to my knowledge (or lack thereof). There are plenty of wonderful musicians out there…but right now let’s just stick to 20…

1. Madeleine Peyroux


2. Melody Gardot


3. China Forbes of Pink Martini


4. Marsha Ambrosius


5. Brooke Fraser


6. Ingrid Michaelson (glad to see she’s becoming increasingly popular)


7. Esthero


8. Imogen Heap (another massively talented singer who’s finally getting the recognition she deserves)


9. Jana Hunter also part of Lower Dens


10. Susheela Raman


11. Sharon Van Etten


12. Emiliana Torrini


13. Lhasa de Sela (sadly, this very talented woman passed away in 2010)


14. Katie Melua


15. Lykke Li


16. Molly Jenson


17. Yael Naim


18. Feist


19. Béatrice Martin aka Cœur de pirate


20. Meiko


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