The March 2019 issue of Black Grooves, sponsored by the Indiana University Archives of African American Music and Culture<https://aaamc.indiana.edu/>, has been posted at www.blackgrooves.org<http://www.blackgrooves.org>.
In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting new releases from female artists across multiple genres and countries.
Two notable debut projects include mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson's first solo release, Crooked Stick: Songs in a Strange Land<http://blackgrooves.org/marietta-simpson-crooked-stick-songs-in-a-strange-land/>, featuring acoustic arrangements of Negro spirituals, and Songs of Our Native Daughters<http://blackgrooves.org/our-native-daughters-songs-of-our-native-daughters/> from folk music supergroup Our Native Daughters.
Jazz releases this month include Catherine Russell's Alone Together<http://blackgrooves.org/catherine-russell-alone-together/>; the late Betty Carter's The Music Never Stops<http://blackgrooves.org/betty-carter-the-music-never-stops/> featuring a previously unreleased live recording; UK saxophonist Camilla George's The People Could Fly<http://blackgrooves.org/camilla-george-the-people-could-fly/>; Alicia Olatuja's Songs from the Minds of Women<http://blackgrooves.org/alicia-olatuja-intuition-songs-from-the-minds-of-women/>; Vanessa Rubin's exploration of the Tadd Dameron songbook on The Dream Is You<http://blackgrooves.org/the-dream-is-you-vanessa-rubin-sings-tadd-dameron/>; Ulysses Owens Jr.'s Songs of Freedom<http://blackgrooves.org/ulysses-owens-jr-songs-of-freedom/> celebrating Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, and Joni Mitchell; the 12-piece UK collective Nubiyan Twist's Jungle Run<http://blackgrooves.org/nubiyan-twist-jungle-run/>; and Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake's The Newest Sound You Never Heard<http://blackgrooves.org/jeanne-lee-with-ran-blake-the-newest-sound-you-never-heard/> featuring previously unreleased recordings from the 1960s.
Also featured is Damien Sneed's We Shall Overcome<http://blackgrooves.org/damien-sneed-we-shall-overcome/>-a multi-genre celebration of the 35th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; rising gospel star Casey J's The Gathering<http://blackgrooves.org/casey-j-the-gathering/>; funk and soul diva Chaka Khan's Hello Happiness<http://blackgrooves.org/chaka-khan-hello-happiness/>; South African rapper Yugen Blakrok's Anima Mysterium<http://blackgrooves.org/yugen-blakrok-anima-mysterium/>; Afro-Swedish singer Beldina's Black & Blond<http://blackgrooves.org/beldina-black-blond/>; and reggae musician Rocky Dawuni's Beats of Zion<http://blackgrooves.org/rocky-dawuni-beats-of-zion/>.
Wrapping up this issue is our list of February 2019 Black Music Releases of Note<http://blackgrooves.org/february-2019-black-music-releases-of-note/>.
Editor, Black Grooves
Archives of African American Music & Culture
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