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Amythyst Kiah : World Cafe : NPR

Amythyst Kia

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Amythyst Kia

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  • “Love Will Tear Us Aside”
  • “Wild Turkey”
  • “The Good Life”
  • “Sugar”
  • “Black Myself”

Final month, World Cafe went right down to Nashville, as a part of our thirtieth anniversary celebration, to file a collection of mini-concerts from the Nationwide Museum of African American Music. Over the course of the month, you may hear these periods, which function performances from Devon Gilfillian, Keb’ Mo’, Lizzie No and, at present, Amythyst Kiah.

Kiah made a reputation for herself, together with Rhiannon Giddens and Leyla McCalla, because the group Our Native Daughters. Her debut solo album, Cautious + Unusual, with its uncommon mixture of roots influences and various sounds, featured the Grammy-nominated music, “Black Myself.”

There are some enjoyable various influences on this session, although, with a handful of covers, together with Tori Amos’ “Sugar,” and we begin this mini-concert off with a really cool spin on Pleasure Divisions’ post-punk anthem, “Love Will Tear Us Aside.”

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