Quasheba, Quesheba – Our Native Daughters

Today’s Track of the Day is Quasheba, Quasheba by Our Native Daughters off the forthcoming album, Songs of our Native Daughters.

Our Native Daughters is (or are) Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Amythyst Kiah and Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago

Rhiannon Giddens was one of the founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who I saw in Leeds, England. She’s released a couple of excellent solo albums and we’ve seen her perform live at Cincinnati and most recently in Columbus, OH.

Leyla McCalla also had a spell with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and I’ve got a couple of her solo albums and am looking forward to her next release, Capitalist Blues.

The album is being released by Smithsonian Folkways and is “inspired by New World slave narratives, discrimination and how it has shaped” their American experience.