Our Native Daughters - Songs of Our Native Daughters
  • 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
  • 1. Black Myself
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:54) [8.94 MB]
  • 2. Moon Meets the Sun
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:08) [9.46 MB]
  • 3. Barbados
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:52) [13.44 MB]
  • 4. Quasheba, Quasheba
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:43) [10.78 MB]
  • 5. I Knew I Could Fly
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:42) [8.46 MB]
  • 6. Polly Ann's Hammer
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:00) [6.86 MB]
  • 7. Mama's Cryin' Long
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:11) [5.01 MB]
  • 8. Slave Driver
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:42) [10.76 MB]
  • 9. Better Git Yer Learnin'
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:57) [9.03 MB]
  • 10. Lavi Difisil
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:30) [5.74 MB]
  • 11. Blood and Bones
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:45) [10.88 MB]
  • 12. Music and Joy
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:20) [7.61 MB]
  • 13. You're Not Alone
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:36) [12.83 MB]
Biography

Contact: radio@si.edu

Songs of Our Native Daughters shines new light on African-American women’s stories of struggle, resistance, and hope. Pulling from and inspired by 17th, 18th, and 19th century sources, including slave narratives and early minstrelsy, kindred banjo-players Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell reinterpret and create new works from old ones. With unflinching, razor-sharp honesty, they confront sanitized views about America’s history of slavery, racism, and misogyny from a powerful, black female perspective. These songs call on the persistent spirits of the daughters, mothers, and grandmothers who have fought for justice—in large, public ways--only now being recognized, and in countless domestic ways that will most likely never be acknowledged.
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  • Members:
    Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell
  • Sounds Like:
    Carolina Chocolate Drops, Birds of Chicago, Kaia Kater
  • Influences:
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    01/31/19
  • Profile Last Updated:
    01/25/20 13:55:29

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