Sense Of Place North Carolina: Shirlette Ammons : World Cafe The multidisciplinary hip-hop artist has collaborated with Hiss Golden Messenger, Meshell Ndegeocello and others.
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Shirlette Ammons on World Cafe

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Sense Of Place North Carolina: Shirlette Ammons

Sense Of Place North Carolina: Shirlette Ammons

Shirlette Ammons on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Earth"
  • "Language Barrier"
  • "Joy Division"

Shirlette Ammons is a multidisciplinary hip-hop artist from Durham, N.C., who specializes in making musical connections. Her latest album, Language Barrier, is a tour de force that includes contributions from many of the artists World Cafe spoke with during our Sense Of Place visit to North Carolina — including Heather McEntire from Mount Moriah, M.C. Taylor from Hiss Golden Messenger and Phil Cook — along with Meshell Ndegeocello and others.

Ammons brought her band in for a special session, which you can hear in the audio above. Watch her perform "Joy Division" in the video below.

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Read a note about World Cafe's visit to North Carolina and the controversy surrounding HB2.

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