Meshell Ndegeocello: No More Water: The Gospel of James Baldwin

Friday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Reynolds Industries Theater

Presented by Duke Arts Presents

“Meshell Ndegeocello is the most significant bassist this country has produced since the advent of Charles Mingus and Flea… Her incredibly musical ear and voice—she’s a fine singer, too—takes from jazz, soul, pop, and opera… to make sounds that are resonant not only of the times but of her very deep and compassionate soul.”


GRAMMY®-winning musician Meshell Ndegeocello performs from her newest album No More Water: The Gospel Of James Baldwin, a striking homage to the eminent writer and activist James Baldwin to be released on his Centennial: August 2, 2024. The visionary work is at once a musical experience, a church service, a celebration, a testimonial, and a call to action. With No More Water, Ndegeocello embarks on a prophetic musical odyssey that transcends boundaries and genres, delving headfirst into race, sexuality, religion, and other recurring themes explored in Baldwin’s canon. The multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer renders an immersive and palpable document that is as sagacious, unabashed, and introspective as Baldwin was in life. 

Ndegeocello will be joined by her band and two spoken word artists for this powerful live performance.

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  • Fri, Apr 18, 2025 at 7:30pm

Reynolds Industries Theater
125 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708

  • $35Tier 1
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  • $10Students

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