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Carolina Chocolate Drops: No Man's Mama

3:35

"No Man's Mama" was originally sung in the 1920s by blues diva Ethel Waters. At the time its lyrics were downright radical for detailing a woman's giddy liberation after getting her divorce decreed. This version features guitar and banjo strumming by Hubby Jenkins and Dom Flemons, but it's Rhiannon Giddens' impeccably fearless vocals that steal the show.

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Sound Tracks, Episode 2

Watch the full episode, with stories from Scotland. Senegal, Iceland and the US.

55:32

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"Sanctuary" - Antibalas | QUICK HITS

Inspired by Latin music, jazz, funk and Afrobeat, Antibalas delivers music with a message.

6:28

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Jimi Mbaye, "Birima"

Watch Senegalese guitarist Jimi Mbaye perform the song "Birima."

2:50

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Scottish Independence?

Watch Julie Fowlis and Alex Salmond discuss the possibility of an independent Scotland.

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