Our Native Daughters Premieres New Song “Quasheba, Quasheba”
- American banjo player Rhiannon Giddens, singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah, Birds of Chicago's' Allison Russell and folk singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla formed Our Native Daughters last year.
The group released a new song “Quasheba, Quasheba” from their upcoming debut album "Songs of Our Native Daughters", following the debut song "Mama's Cryin' Long".
The new song was written by Allison Russell. “Such was her strength and resilience that she somehow survived the transatlantic crossing in the hold of a slave ship, and was eventually sold to a large sugar cane plantation in Grenada,” Russell writes in the album’s liner notes. “I wept to learn her name.”
The album is set o be released on February 22, 2019. 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.
- source : Rolling Stone