L-R: Lizz Wright, Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves perform at the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival. i

L-R: Lizz Wright, Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves perform at the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival. Jeff Forman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Jeff Forman/Courtesy of the artist
L-R: Lizz Wright, Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves perform at the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival.

L-R: Lizz Wright, Angelique Kidjo and Dianne Reeves perform at the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival.

Jeff Forman/Courtesy of the artist

Toast Of The Nation

Sing The Truth! Live In ConcertWBGO

Listen

Listen

Loading…

59:00
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/144530471/144500592" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Three women with superhuman voices — Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves & Lizz Wright — have been touring together under the banner Sing The Truth! The idea is to perform songs of empowerment and love, mostly written by women; in this case it's music by Miriam Makeba, Mahalia Jackson, Abbey Lincoln, Odetta, Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco, Ike Turner, Mick Jagger and more. In front of a band directed by drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, Kidjo, Reeves and Wright sing for a huge crowd on the opening night of the 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival.

[+] read more[-] less

More From Jazz

Dwike Mitchell (left), pictured with longtime collaborator Willie Ruff. Vincent Oneppo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Vincent Oneppo/Courtesy of the artist

Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Dwike Mitchell On Piano Jazz

The pianist joins Marian McPartland to perform "Lush Life" and "Don't Worry 'Bout Me."

Listen Loading… 57:53
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/419545096/419554645" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Jimmy Greene. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist

Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

Jimmy Greene Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

The saxophonist's latest album honors his 6-year-old daughter, killed in the 2012 Newtown shooting.

Listen Loading… 57:25
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/418925379/418929187" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Back To Top