Our Native Daughters graced Newport’s Folk Fest stage on Sunday afternoon, preaching about America’s 400-year-old story of black womanhood. The four-piece band comprising of Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell, and Leyla McCalla evoked an array of emotions for their hour-long set’s entirety. Their banjo-driven folk sound carried their cries of history to every ear in the audience. Giddens’ “Mama’s Crying Long” chilled her performance as she fought tears to finish the song. Amythyst Kiah expressed at the end of the set, “This has been a spiritual experience with y’all today.”
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