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From Anika Moa to Dolly Parton, Victoria Spence dives into a musical exploration of “mother”.

From Anika Moa to Dolly Parton, Victoria Spence dives into a musical exploration of “mother” and creates a playlist of songs that go straight to the heart.

You can go very deep when you start examining the notion of motherhood, but I’m not here to lay down a treatise on the Cult of Domesticity or third-wave feminism. Instead, let’s make a musical exploration of “mother”, lending our ears to the textures of verb, noun and social construct. This month’s lovingly curated playlist mines the rich seam that nourishes (if we’ve been lucky). With hanky tucked in bra, we’ll traverse the emotional landscape of coming home, coming out, birthing, ageing and grieving. Some tracks I’ll hold forth on – others I’ll leave you to discover for…

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