Nikki Giovanni Offers 'One Ounce Of Truth' The new CD, One Ounce of Truth, puts the vivid words of poet and writer Nikki Giovanni to music, using a wide range of musical styles like bossa nova, jazz and soul. NPR's Tony Cox talks with Giovanni and singer Capathia Jenkins about the project.
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Nikki Giovanni Offers 'One Ounce Of Truth'

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Nikki Giovanni Offers 'One Ounce Of Truth'

Nikki Giovanni Offers 'One Ounce Of Truth'

Nikki Giovanni Offers 'One Ounce Of Truth'

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The new CD, One Ounce of Truth, puts the vivid words of poet and writer Nikki Giovanni to music, using a wide range of musical styles like bossa nova, jazz and soul.

Most of the songs on the album are performed by Capathia Jenkins.

NPR's Tony Cox talks with Giovanni and Jenkins about the project.

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Album
One Ounce of Truth
Artist
Capathia Jenkins
Label
P.S. Classics
Released
2008

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