Visionary vocalist and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello will perform songs from her new album Ventriloquism, as well as a selection of her favorites. Read a review HERE by one of LAArtParty’s staff writers (it’s under the Performance Reviews Page, under the Music drop-down).
Photo courtesy of John Anson Ford Theatres
Musically, Ventriloquism has the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work, lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute to her diverse influences and in these cover songs, we hear them layered over one another. The reimagining deconstructs and comments on the narrow expectation of sound and structure for black artists and black music, while offering a musical refuge during these uncertain times.
This event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series comprised of world-renowned contemporary artists whose work is thought-provoking and reflects the world in which we live. Proceeds benefit the Ford Theatre Foundation.