“Nnenna And Pierce Freelon Are The First Mother & Son Nominated Individually At The Same GRAMMYs Ceremony: How They Honor A Husband & Father Through Music”
I am thrilled to share me and my son Pierce Freelon’s album "AnceStars", which has been submitted for your GRAMMY® consideration for Best Children’s Music Album! This album is very personal for us. It features three generations of our family (me, my son & daughter Stella) and some exciting collaborators including Las Cafeteras and GRAMMY® nominees Jarrett Johnson and Alvin Chea of TAKE 6.
In our family, we use tools from African American folklore and tradition to help our children connect with their ancestors. We create altars, affirmations and lullabies and we hold space for tears, memories and deep breathing. This album is a musical offering of these healing tools, created to nurture a gentle and kid-centered curiosity about: life, afterlife, transformation and legacy. I hope you enjoy!