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Lara Downes and Rhiannon Giddens - Margaret Bonds: Dream Variation
Seeded by laradownes on 1 Feb 2019
Author: Lara Downes
Margaret Bonds "Dream Variation", text by Langston Hughes. From the song cycle "Three Dream Portraits" On March 1, 2019, American pianist Lara Downes releases her latest album "Holes in the Sky" on the Sony Masterworks label. Holes in the Sky is a genre-fluid collection of music written and performed by a constellation of today's leading female artists, celebrating the contributions of phenomenal women to the past, present, and future of American music. This music tells the story of what women and girls can contribute to the world when they are given a chance - their dreams can make holes in the sky. The album is presented in support of PLAN International Because I Am A Girl, supporting the rights and empowerment of girls and young women around the globe, and Women’s Empowerment, ending homelessness one woman - and one family - at a time. Lara collaborates with an extraordinary multi-generational group of female guest artists on this album, including the iconic singer / songwrite
Artist: Lara Downes