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  • Our Native Daughters Now Available on Vinyl

    We’re thrilled to announce that Our Native Daughters, who Rolling Stone called an “all-star banjo supergroup,” will be releasing a vinyl edition of their debut album, Songs of Our Native Daughters, out November 15th via Smithsonian Folkways. A limited edition of 500 copies on brown vinyl will be available only through Smithsonian Folkways direct mail-orders and at independent record retailers.

    Since the release of Songs of Our Native Daughters in February, the group has been nominated by the Americana Music Awards for Group of the Year, and received accolades from The Guardian, the New York Times, NPR, and many more. The quartet of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell bring to light the underrepresented history of their ancestors, forcing audiences to confront legacies of racism and slavery, and how those themes have constructed conceptions of contemporary American identity. Featuring tracks “Black Myself,” “Moon Meets The Sun,” and “Mama’s Cryin Long,” Songs of Our Native Daughters has rightfully been praised for its powerful portrayals of black womanhood and sense of joy and strength in the face of extreme adversity.

    Watch the making of "Mama's Cryin' Long"

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