Ondara’s debut record, Tales of America, earned a Grammy nomination last year – Based in Minneapolis but born in Kenya, he examined the United States from an outsider’s perspective through his music. Now he’s back with a new collection, called Folk n’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales of Isolation – But this isn’t the follow-up record he planned on. In a conversation with host Raina Douris today, Ondara recalls how he woke up one day during quarantine and started writing music as a kind of therapy. We’ll hear some of that new music live today. On this encore edition of the World Cafe.
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(Photo: Ondara - Galea McGregor/WXPN)