Like a Ripple on a Pond

Like a Ripple on a Pond

by Nikki Giovanni
     
 

Nikki Giovanni's second album backed by the New York Community Choir, Like a Ripple on a Pond, didn't build on the success of the African-American poet's debut, but it did reach just outside the Top 50 on the black albums chart in 1973. It is just as strong as the debut, featuring Giovanni's voice up in front, whileSee more details below

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Nikki Giovanni's second album backed by the New York Community Choir, Like a Ripple on a Pond, didn't build on the success of the African-American poet's debut, but it did reach just outside the Top 50 on the black albums chart in 1973. It is just as strong as the debut, featuring Giovanni's voice up in front, while arranger and director Benny Diggs directs the powerful gospel choir behind her. The poet relates experiences both personal and of her people, but she's at her best when she speaks in the first person and describes the struggles she has gone through in a plainspoken yet warm manner -- those struggles aren't far off from the struggles many others have gone through. Giovanni's ability to relate to her audience, combined with the sections where the choir is allowed to let loose, makes this album a timeless one.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/1993
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431650523
catalogNumber:
6505
Rank:
121547

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