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Meshell Ndegeocello presents No More Water: The Gospel of James Baldwin

Meshell Ndegeocello's second Blue Note album, No More Water: The Gospel Of James Baldwin, is a striking homage to the eminent writer and activist James Baldwin. The visionary work, scheduled for release on Baldwin's centennial, August 2, 2024, is at once a musical experience, a church service, a celebration, a testimonial, and a call to action. With No More Water, Ndegeocello embarks on a prophetic musical odyssey that transcends boundaries and genres, delving headfirst into race, sexuality, religion, and other recurring themes explored in Baldwin’s canon. Following 2023’s The Omnichord Real Book, her acclaimed Blue Note debut which won the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Alternative Jazz Album, the multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer renders an immersive and palpable document that is as sagacious, unabashed, and introspective as Baldwin was in life.

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Tu Jan 28, 2025 - 7:30pm CT