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Songs of Our Native Daughters

Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell)
Songs of Our Native Daughters

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. 52 minutes, 36-page booklet with lyrics.

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Track Listing

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Black Myself Our Native Daughters 4:00
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Moon Meets the Sun Our Native Daughters 3:59
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Barbados Our Native Daughters 5:55
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Quasheba, Quasheba Our Native Daughters 4:44
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I Knew I Could Fly Our Native Daughters 3:43
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Polly Ann’s Hammer Our Native Daughters 4:03
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Mama’s Cryin’ Long Our Native Daughters 2:12
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Slave Driver Our Native Daughters 4:43
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Better Git Yer Learnin’ Our Native Daughters 3:58
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Lavi Difisil Our Native Daughters 2:35
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Blood and Bones Our Native Daughters 4:46
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Music and Joy Our Native Daughters 3:32
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You’re Not Alone Our Native Daughters 5:42
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