RHIANNON GIDDENS

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Singer and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens is best known as the frontwoman of African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops, whose 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig earned them a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. Raised in Piedmont, North Carolina, Giddens studied opera at the Oberlin Conservatory before relocating back home, where she became immersed in the rural musical traditions of that region. A chance meeting with future bandmates Justin Robinson and Dom Flemons at the 2005 Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, North Carolina resulted in the formation of their first folk project, Sankofa Strings. Originally an outlet to perform various early African-American musical styles like blues, country, hot string jazz, and Caribbean, the bandmembers ended up learning much of their early repertoire from legendary old-time fiddler Joe Thompson. Adopting the name the Carolina Chocolate Drops, they released four eclectic and well-respected albums before signing with Nonesuch Records to read more...
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RHIANNON GIDDENS The Giddens Sisters : I Know I've Been Changed album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Giddens Sisters : I Know I've Been Changed
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2012
RHIANNON GIDDENS Tomorrow Is My Turn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tomorrow Is My Turn
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2015
RHIANNON GIDDENS Freedom Highway album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Freedom Highway
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2017
RHIANNON GIDDENS There Is No Other album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
There Is No Other
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2019

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RHIANNON GIDDENS Factory Girl album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Factory Girl
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2015

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RHIANNON GIDDENS Live At Jazzfest 2016 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Jazzfest 2016
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2016
RHIANNON GIDDENS Recorded Live At The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Recorded Live At The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2017

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