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Charlotte Symphony gala features Rhiannon Giddens

Aug. 5. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens will join Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees and the Charlotte Symphony for the CSO’s annual Gala on Saturday, Nov. 5. The evening will celebrate North Carolina’s arts scene, featuring local artists and honoring two community and business leaders, and long-time advocates for...
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Rhiannon Giddens relaunches the Silkroad Ensemble

A couple of years ago, musician and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens replaced famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma as the artistic director of the Silkroad Ensemble, a shifting collective made up of dozens of musicians from around the world focused on playing music as eclectic as its membership. "We all speak different languages...
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Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens perform ‘Phoenix Rising’ at the Hop

The dynamic performance by the Grammy Award-winning touring ensemble celebrated cultural collaboration. Thirteen Silkroad Ensemble artists performed “Phoenix Rising” with artistic director and Grammy Award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens on Tuesday at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. The ensemble — composed of artists with diverse backgrounds and unique musical experiences — performed a program of 10 pieces, including new commissions, reimagined arrangements and two world premieres. The works drew inspiration from the North of Scotland, folk music from the American South, Japanese court music and Iranian folk music.
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Music Worcester brings Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens to Indian Ranch

Music Worcester brings Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens to Indian Ranch. Music Worcester presents Silkroad Ensemble featuring Grammy Award-winning musician and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens at Indian Ranch in Webster on Wednesday, July 27. Tickets are on sale now at www.indianranch.com. Or call 1-800-514-ETIX (3849). This is the Silkroad Ensemble’s debut...
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Rhiannon Giddens sings slave narratives

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. I want to thank Dave Davies for hosting last week while I took the week off. Yesterday was Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. It's been celebrated by African Americans in various forms since 1865 and last year was recognized as an official federal holiday. It fell on a Sunday this year, so many people have the day off today to celebrate. We're going to observe Juneteenth by featuring our interview with songwriter, singer and musician Rhiannon Giddens, who has set several slave narratives to music. She first featured some of them on her album "Freedom Highway," which was released in 2017, when we recorded this interview. She has a beautiful voice, and she brought her banjo with her to sing some of her songs.
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