Carolina Chocolate Drops feat. Rhiannon Giddens

Carolina Chocolate Drops feat. Rhiannon Giddens


Carolina Chocolate Drops
feat. Rhiannon Giddens

present Tomorrow Is My Turn

Sunday, May 17, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Rhiannon Giddens
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Carolina Chocolate Drops feat. Rhiannon Giddens

Join the Carolina Chocolate Drops as they explore the deep well of African-American history and the beginnings of American music. Through selections of their regular repertoire and new collaborations, they will take you on a journey of the early African American experience, from slavery and field work to minstrelsy and church. Far from a history lesson, this will be a vibrant, modern presentation showing how important this music is to understanding today.

With Tomorrow Is My Turn, Giddens has embarked on a more personal sort of journey, but with a nod towards history as well. She's chosen from a broad array of songs associated with the female artists who are her musical and spiritual forebears and fashioned an album that serves both as patchwork autobiography and as a subtle tribute to these artists and their often hard-won legacies. Bassist Jason Sypher and drummer Jamie Dick aid in the presentation of this material.

Lending accents is Emily Oleson, a crossover dance artist/student interested in framing American Vernacular Dance to include broad ranges of movers and styles, from traditional Appalachian flatfooting to contemporary urban dances. Oleson takes the study of these dance forms into the academy, through project-based empowered learning. She is a co-Artistic Director of Good Foot Dance Company with her husband Matthew Olwell where she makes "trad dance theater." About a past collaboration, The New York Times said "...Ms. Oleson's dancing was a vivid embodiment of the Chocolate Drop sound..."

Artist Personnel

Rhiannon Giddens fiddle, banjo, vocals
Hubby J. Jenkins banjo, guitar, mandolin
Malcolm Parson cello, melodica
Rowan Corbett guitar, banjo, cajon, bones
Jason Sypher bass
Jamie Dick drums

"Rhiannon Giddens has become one of the most promising voices in American roots music … Tomorrow Is My Turn is a feminist tour of the canon... " — Rolling Stone
"A collection that should solidify her(Rhiannon Giddens) status as one of the bright new lights in pop music. " — The Los Angeles Times