Songs Of Our Native Daughters

Our Native Daughters (Featuring Rhiannon Giddens)

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFWCD40232

Release Date:  22 February 2019

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074023228

Genres:  Folk  American Folk  

  • Description

    Songs of Our Native Daughters gathers together kindred musicians Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell in song and sisterhood to communicate with their forebears. Drawing on and reclaiming early minstrelsy and banjo music, these musicians reclaim, recast, and spotlight the often unheard and untold history of their ancestors, whose stories remain vital and alive today. The material on Songs of Our Native Daughters - written and sung in various combinations - is inspired by New World slave narratives, discrimination and how it has shaped our American experience, as well as musicians such as Haitian troubadour Althiery Dorval and Mississippi Hill Country string player Sid Hemphill, and more.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Black Myself
      • 2. Moon Meets The Sun
      • 3. Barbados
      • 4. Quasheba, Quasheba
      • 5. I Knew I Could Fly
      • 6. Polly Ann’s Hammer
      • 7. Mama’s Cryin’ Long
      • 8. Slave Driver
      • 9. Better Git Yer Learnin’
      • 10. Lavi Difisil
      • 11. Blood And Bones
      • 12. Music And Joy
      • 13. You’re Not Alone