Multi-Grammy Award winning vocalist Cassandra Wilson was recently featured in Ebony Magazine. Known for bringing a twang of folk and blues to her jazz style, Wilson has recorded with musicians ranging from Steve Coleman and Greg Osby to Terri Lyne Carrington and The Roots with many in between. In the interview Wilson discusses some of her roots as well as her new record entitled Another Country. Check out an excerpt from the interview below and be sure to check out the full deal over at Ebony.
“EBONY: I was very moved by the haunting track “Olomuroro,” which is based on a West African folktale about a woman who is a village wet nurse. The song features a gorgeous children’s choir, and concludes the CD on a hopeful note.
CW: The song was taught to us by [percussionist] Lekan Babalola. It’s a traditional Yoruba children’s song. And those children are from the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts [NOCCA]. The children are part of a repertory choir, between the ages of twelve and fourteen. And they’re taught to sing phonetically …” READ MORE