Nominated as one of the top 20 albums in South Carolina for 2023, Grace McNally presents her debut album, Full Circle, a dynamic musical journey through West Africa, the Carolina low country and Central/South America. As featured on TEDx, this project features re-imagined fusion of Afro-Brazilian, West African and southern music traditions to create an uniquely quilted cultural mosaic of the Americas. Bandleader and classically trained guitarist Grace McNally seamlessly blends genres and cultures with her arrangements, original music and interpretations of jazz standards, gospel and folk songs. These styles 're-emerge' as a new sound reflecting the cultural and musical narrative of the Lowcountry and the Americas. Featuring The Plantation Singers, a world renowned Gullah gospel acapella group and highly acclaimed musicians from the holy city - this ensemble’s performances have been described as captivating and imaginative, as audiences journey pass-port free through the rich cultural landscapes of West Africa and the Americas.
Full Circle featuring The Plantation Singers, Gino Castillo, Tim Khayat and Abdiel Iriarte at TEDX Charleston.
Arranged by Baden Powell as heard on Full Circle by Grace McNally
Featuring Ron Wiltrout on drums and Brett Belanger on bass
Directed and filmed by Taylor Hickman
Grace McNally Trio & The Plantation Singers
Video by Taylor Hickman
Music written by Grace McNally