Today’s Fro Find… Esperanza Spalding

posted on June 26th 2008 in Fro Related & Fro-Spotting & Music & NYC with 6 Comments

Esperanze Spaulding on bass & vocals

While watching this story abt how BET/MTV are loosing advertisers bc of their explicit rap content, I ended up listening then watching to the story that came next, on 23-year-old musician Esperanza Spalding. This beautiful afronista is doin her thing on a upright bass while singing jazz melodies that warm up your insides! Dopeness.

Esperanza’s tv debut on Letterman a few weeks ago:


in Copenhagen:


Love her!!! Definitely a new fav! If u want more, buy her album “Esperanza” on itunes!

(1 more interview here on amazon)

afronista. frolaborator. creative do-er. void filler.

currently there's 6 comment(s)

  • ron

    commented on June 26, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    she’s been getting nonstop rotation in my car, haha

  • Edward Stratton The Third

    commented on June 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    sssshhhhh don’t tell my wife but i’m in love with Ms. Spalding!!! thanks for bringing her into my life!! bought the album on itunes today…….

  • Senor Kaos

    commented on June 27, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Ohhhhhh Is she Single. Me and Esperanza need to Frolaborate Soon!!!

  • gold gold

    commented on June 28, 2008 at 6:37 pm


  • KAD

    commented on December 19, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    This beautiful, talented and articulate young lady possesses an old soul, new flare and a-typical understanding of music, that blends into a harmonic symmetry. A rare talent is a thing to behold.

  • Mumra

    commented on April 5, 2009 at 5:48 am

    Wow, what a fro-find!
    I absolutely got to keep an ear out for here when I’m in my next record shop. Thanks Fro-lab.

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