Rhiannon Giddens
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Rhiannon Giddens and Franceso Turrisi
There Is No Other

Rhiannon Giddens

w/ Francesco Turrisi

Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2020
Miner Auditorium
ThuFeb 13
7:30 PM

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FriFeb 14
7:30 PM

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7:30 PM

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SunFeb 16
2:00 PM

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Singer, violinist, banjo player, actress, GRAMMY-winner, and founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens returns with music from her new Nonesuch album, There Is No Other. The Greensboro, North Carolina native has assimilated a rich diversity of music traditions, from the country songs of her youth and the world of opera she was immersed in at Ohio’s Oberlin Conservatory to Celtic music and the gamut of African American song styles with roots in the Piedmont and the whole of the rural South. Born out of the success of the trio Sankofa Strings, Carolina Chocolate Drops have rightfully become a global phenomenon, and Giddens remains the group’s sole original member and driving force.

The multi-instrumentalist made a memorable step outside the group with her show-stopping performance at producer T Bone Burnett’s 2013 Town Hall concert, leading to Giddens’ Burnett-produced, GRAMMY-nominated full-length Nonesuch debut, Tomorrow is My Turn. On the heels of her 2017 MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” fellowship, her deeply rewarding sophomore album Freedom Highway, and this year’s Songs of Our Native Daughters, her collaborative project with fellow string masters Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell, Giddens returns with There Is No Other. Produced by eminent singer and songwriter Joe Henry, the session traces the movement of sound from Africa and the Middle East to influence the musical traditions of Europe and the Americas, recorded in collaboration with Italian pianist and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, who joins Giddens for these dates along with bassist Jason Sypher.

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Giddens returns with There Is No Other, produced by eminent singer and songwriter Joe Henry. The session traces the movement of sound from Africa and the Middle East to influence the musical traditions of Europe and the Americas.

She can summon the power of a field holler, Celtic quavers, girlish innocence, bluesy sensuality, gospel exaltation or the pain of slavery.

The New York Times

She can summon the power of a field holler, Celtic quavers, girlish innocence, bluesy sensuality, gospel exaltation or the pain of slavery.

The New York Times

Personnel

Rhiannon Giddens violin, banjo, & vocals
Francesco Turrisi piano, accordion, & percussion
Jason Sypher bass

Phenomenal vocal power, effortlessly jumping between gospel holler, tender folk song, and lachrymose country ballad.

The Guardian

Personnel

Rhiannon Giddens violin, banjo, & vocals
Francesco Turrisi piano, accordion, & percussion
Jason Sypher bass

Phenomenal vocal power, effortlessly jumping between gospel holler, tender folk song, and lachrymose country ballad.

The Guardian

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