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Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi


SFJAZZ Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi

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 of 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. 

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. 

Additional Dates:
Thu February 13, 2020 7:30pm
SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
Sat February 15, 2020 7:30pm
SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium
Sun February 16, 2020 7:00pm
SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

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