We came up with the Turning the Tables series inspired by this perspective. One thing institutions like NPR Music can do is take others’ ampersands seriously, exploring and amplifying them. That’s a basic goal of our series, now in its third season. It is dedicated to refocusing the canon on stories and voices that have been overlooked, marginalized or hidden in plain sight. The goal is to free the music of women and others who don’t fit the dominant straight-white-male paradigm from special categories, and put it at the center, where major conversations about culture cohere.
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