Amythyst Kiah: World Cafe: NPR

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  • “Love will separate us”
  • “Wild Turkey”
  • “The good life”
  • “Sugar”
  • “Black Myself”

Last month, Coffee of the world came down to Nashville, as part of our 30th anniversary celebration, to record a series of mini-concerts for the National Museum of African American Music. Over the course of the month, you’ll hear these sessions, which feature performances from Devon Gilfillian, Keb ‘Mo’, Lizzie No and, today, Amythyst Kiah.

Kiah made a name for herself, along with Rhiannon Giddens and Leyla McCalla, as the band Our Native Daughters. His first solo album, Suspicious + Strangewith its unusual combination of roots influences and alternative sounds, featured the Grammy-nominated song, “Black Myself.”

There are some fun alternate influences in this session though, with a handful of covers including Tori Amos’ “Sugar,” and we kick off this mini-concert with a very cool take on Joy Divisions’ post-punk anthem, ” Love will tear us apart.”

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