The Richmond Folk Festival seeks to create an environment that is representative of varying cultures and traditions. Staples performance certainly helped add to the mission. Her performance garnered “what appeared to be the largest audience for a single performance.”
The “legendary Mavis Staples,” as quoted by Ellen, was joined by Hozier to perform ‘Nina Cried Power’ in a special tv exclusive. The two took the stage with the same fire that is present all throughout the lyrics of this song dedicated to activism.
Mavis Staples stopped by the Newport Folk Festival this past weekend, surprising audiences in spectacular fashion and joining many of the artists throughout the weekend including, the closing sets on both Saturday and Sunday
Narrated by Mavis Staples, "The Story of Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite" is an animated short that dissects how these two Grammy-winning musicians have come together to share their histories with listeners on their new album 'No Mercy in This Land'.