Recorded live in San Francisco County Jail #2 (CJ2) on May 5th, 2015 during Mother's Day week after a year of facilitating weekly music sessions with incarcerated women inside CJ2.
**50% of the album's profits will go toward supporting incarcerated women through social and reentry programs.
released December 1, 2015
Isaac Ho - keyboard
Tarik "Excentrik" Kazaleh - oud, guitar, tabla
Aaron Kierbel - drum kit, cajon
Marcus Shelby- bass
Naima Shalhoub - vocals, baritone ukulele
Sound engineering, mixing, mastering, production - Eric Moffat
Executive Producer - Christopher Harris
Goddess of ceremonies - Rhodessa Jones
Program Coordinator & Magic maker - Angela Wilson
Graphic Design - Jonathan Holt
Photography - Sarah Deragon, Portraits to the People
Tracks 3,5,7,9 and 15 are composed by Naima Shalhoub (BMI)
Track 1 is a Civil Rights spiritual arranged by Naima Shalhoub
Track 11 is composed by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr., arrangement by Naima Shalhoub.
Track 13 is composed by Julio Numhauser
Track 17 is a poem by Wajima arranged and written into song by Naima Shalhoub.
Track 19 is a traditional Arab folklore song made popular by Sabah Fakhri
Tracks 8 and 10 are written by Rhodessa Jones and The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women
Track 12 is performed and written by Tameika Smith
Track 16 is performed and written by Susan Ferguson