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The world famous American rhythm and blues and gospel singer Mavis Staples began her career singing with the family group ‘The Staples Singers’ in 1950.
Her sense of compassion and justice shoots through these performances, offering a voice of resistance that is more necessary than ever during these troubled times. “No Time for Crying’ “ not only connects the timeless gospel image of “motherless children” to the modern-day refugee crisis, it also calls for action.”
Beginning of February, Mavis Staples released her latest album Live in London, a new live album recorded over two nights at London’s Union Chapel and produced by Staples herself. Live in London reveals that the singer retains astonishing power after seventy years as a performer.Read more »
Since the sixties, the celebrated singer has been working solo and she has remained modern by constantly embracing new trends in her music. She worked with legends such as Prince, Bob Dylan and Curtis Mayfield, but also with modern greats such as Gorillaz, Arcade Fire, Nick Cave and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. The album "If All I Was Was Black", produced by Tweedy, is her most politically charged solo album of this century.