With her sublime new album, Akua’s Dance, cellist Akua Dixon brings her sumptuous sound to the foreground on an array of material encompassing exquisite balladry, the music’s deepest roots in African and African-American culture, and instrumental pieces gleaned from Dixon’s opera-in-progress. Her label Akua’s Music will release the new CD on February 10.
“The music moves forward from where I was to where I’m going,” says Dixon, who notes that her last release, 2015’s critically hailed album Akua Dixon, was a string- centric recording that featured her “in a sectional way,” Dixon says. “On this one I’m out front with the rhythm section.”
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