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Music Suggestions For an 8-Year-Old Girl

Do You Have Music Suggestions For a Cool 8-Year-Old Girl?

The following question was asked by Elka Karl, who posted it in the Music Review group.

My little sister Grace has been expressing interest in music, according to my mom, and I thought it would be fun to download a bunch of great music from iTunes and make her a mix. My mom says she's been talking about Taylor Swift, which is fine (I've found myself humming along to Taylor Swift in the car sometimes, I admit it). But there are so many great female musicians out there that I'd love to expose her to. She lives in the boonies and has very little exposure to good popular music . . .

I'd love to find music for her that:
1. Has no swearing and minimal references to substance use.
2. No overt getting busy references, please.
3. Is made by a woman.

To see the artists Elka already has on her list and make suggestions, just keep reading.

Here's what I've been adding to my list thus far:

Bat For Lashes
Rachel Sage
Erykah Badu
Brandi Carlile
Smoosh (girls she can look up to, yay!)
Katie Armiger
Tegan and Sara
India Arie
Jill Scott
St. Vincent
Willow Smith (I have to put "Whip My Hair" on, I think)
And of course, some Taylor Swift

I would love other song and artist suggestions! Thanks so much.

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