Accompanying Carter were Will Holshouser on accordion, and Yacouba Sissoko on the kora, a beautiful and unique African harp. The trio performed two selections from Carter’s latest CD, Reverse Thread: Kanou and N’teri (video below) which explore African music in very fresh, surprising and delightful ways.
Regina Carter’s performance was the second half of a Studio Session doubleheader that afternoon. New Orleans pianist, vocalist, producer and songwriting legend (and Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame inductee), Allen Toussaint kicked off the show.
Video, audio and photos from his performance will be available right here on KPLU.org Friday morning!