Turner Contemporary has created a virtual tour of its ground-breaking exhibition We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South. It is available to view for free from midday on Friday 1 May via the gallery’s website and YouTube channel while the gallery is currently closed to the public. The exhibition is […]

LIVESTREAM MUSIC SERIES HONORING PIEDMONT BLUES WOMAN ELIZABETH ‘LIBBA’ COTTEN TO FEATURE N.C. ARTISTS PERFORMANCES BY MANDOLIN ORANGE, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, PHIL COOK, LIGHTNIN’ WELLS, AND THOMAS RHYANT’S SAM COOKE REVUE Livestream each concert via the links below: Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MusicMakerReliefFoundation/live/ YouTube Live: https://bit.ly/2Z1lSRE 97.9 The Hill WCHL: http://listen.streamon.fm/wchl Carrboro, N.C. – Music Maker Relief […]

This Como Mama Gets a New Roof!

inTheir Needson May 5, 2020

Ester Mae Wilbourn, the eldest of the Como Mamas, embodies the Southern gospel tradition. Her voice is powerful enough to shake the floorboards and burst through walls like Joshua’s trumpet. She and her cousins, Della Daniels and Angelia Taylor, carry on the longstanding musical legacy of Como, Mississippi by performing all over the world. For […]

PLAYLIST: Music Maker Boogie

inTheir Musicon April 30, 2020

“Little Red Rooster told little Brown Hen I ain’t had no loving since I don’t know when, I wanna boogie! yeah! The hen chews tobacco, the rooster dips snuff, the little rooster tried but he wasn’t big enough, he wants to boogie! yeah! Boo –gie! I want to Boogie woogie, boogie woogie all night long!” […]

Video Diggin’: The Como Mamas – I Got Jesus

inTheir Musicon April 27, 2020

  Filmed at their old homeplace in Panola County, Mississippi, the Como Mamas’ Angelia Taylor leads this powerful number. Her voice carries the familial trio through this powerful song backed by a rock steady rhythm section. The beat provides the perfect framework for Angelia to build the song up until it explodes at the end.

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