Our Native Daughters — the collaboration of Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah — will launch their first-ever live performances this July in support of their LP ‘Songs of Our Native Daughters’ (out now via Smithsonian Folkways). This special series of dates includes rare, intimate performances at Washington DC’s Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture as well as Newport Folk Festival.
On this solo headlining tour Giddens, McCalla, Russell and Kiah will be joined by a series top-shelf session musicians and multi-instrumentalists for 60-90-minute set filled with the tales of historic black womanhood and survival from their latest album. In bringing to light the specific experience of black women through the beautiful music and writing of contemporary black female musicians, the album finds new touchstones in the story of American racism.
Tuesday, July 23 – Levitt Pavilion of the Performing Arts – Westport, CT
Wednesday, July 24 – Smithsonian Museum of African American History & Culture – Washington, DC
Thursday, July 25 – Chautauqua Institute – Chautauqua, NY
Friday, July 26 – The Egg – Albany, NY
Saturday, July 27 – Great Waters Festival – Wolfeboro, NH
Sunday, July 28 – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI