- "Mornin Streetlights"
Growing up in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward shaped Dawn Richard. The singer-songwriter was surrounded by music, especially because of her father Frank Richard who led the funk band Chocolate Milk. As a teenager, Richard joined MTV's reality talent show Making the Band, where she formed girl group Danity Kane. However, during filming, Hurricane Katrina devastated Richard's beloved city.
Released in April, her album Second Line musically rebuilds New Orleans, celebrating the music and culture of the city, along with her freedom as a solo artist.
In this episode of World Cafe, Dawn Richard tells her own story. Watch the performances for "Mornin Streetlights" and "Jacuzzi" via the video player and listen to the full session via the audio player above.