12 Songs, 1 Hour 42 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

tuningtheplanet ,


ASK YOUR MAMA is too smart, too soulful, too hip for these times — all the more reason it must be heard, repeatedly, at dusk when the wine is poured, before dawn when the first cup of coffee is drawn, when the mind is open and free to receive its distillation. Karpman pulls your heart through your ear, she brings forth the depths, the majesty, “it must be a struggle”, what a commingling….Follow her lead, she takes you where you want to go. Truly. This is a boogie-trip into the future-past, a shamanic ramble, a rollercoaster blues ride. Buckle up, unleash your reservations, and prepare for ASK YOUR MAMA. It’s the sound of Truth.

Kouneva ,

A tour de force

Deeply emotional, captivating music! Rich, mesmerizing harmonies, engaging setting of the text, luminous performances. Laura Karpman has created a tour-de-force masterwork that inspires, enlightens, and moves the soul. Bravo!!

ArtEmergencies ,


Langston Hughes' brilliant text brilliantly set. Together the music and the poetry are full of wit, pathos, insight, sorrow, defiance, and jaw dropping beauty.

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