What was it like playing Carnegie Hall?
Queen Ida: That was fantastic. I played with the Mambazo Group [Ladysmith Black Mambazo]. And we opened for them actually. And after we did our 45 minutes whatever it was, we went off stage. And we had a standing ovation. And so one of the stage managers came up and said, “Do you have a three minute song?” He said, “We’re gonna allow you a three minutes to do another song because if I’ve ever seen a standing ovation, this is one.” And I said, “Yes.” And so we gathered the boys and went back on and did another song. And it was just fantastic. The place was packed. Sellout. And it was again, a standing ovation but of course, we couldn’t go back. We had done our bit and it was time for the Mambazo Group to go on. That was fantastic. Highlight of my life. NEA: You also appeared at Parting the Waters , a benefit for the victims of Katrina. Tell me about that. Queen Ida: That was great. That was fantastic. A lot of bands were there. A lot of people, you know, doing poetry – not just bands. S