Meshell Ndegeocello “Ventriloquism” at the Grammy Awards 2019

Some albums are testimony, some confessions, and some are escape. Ventriloquism, the latest album from Meshell Ndegeocello, is a place, like its process, to take refuge from one storm too many.

Musically, Ventriloquism has the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work, lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute to her diserve influences and in these eleven covers, we hear them layered over one another.

A critically acclaimed album, Ventriloquism is a Grammy Award 2019 nominee and will be toured throughout 2019.

Ndegeocello breathes old soul into a collection of post-soul classics and elevates them to their rightful place in the pantheon” NPR

Hypnotic fusion of intelligence and funkiness” The Sunday Times

Bold, creative, unpredictable and rich… a subtle transformative magic.” The Guardian

In Ndegeocello’s hands, no cover is ever mere lip service. A cover is an act of scholarship, an act of criticism, an act of intimacy. An act of love.” Pitchfork

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