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The Making of "Mama's Cryin' Long" from Songs of Our Native Daughters

Songs of Our Native Daughters, a stunning thirteen-track album based on historical notions and observations of slavery written and performed by Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), and Amythyst Kiah, will be available February 22, 2018 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Co-produced by Giddens and Dirk Powell (Balfa Toujours, Joan Baez), the collection portrays the often overlooked suffering, resilience, and agency of Black women in the face of intersectional oppression throughout American history.