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Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist traces 200 years of African American stories through eloquent folk originals.
“Her songs are wise and deeply felt, her singing powerful and refined.” Rolling Stone
Giddens first entranced Hop-goers in 2008 as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, playing African American Appalachian music. Now the wider world—including Broadway and TV’s Nashville—has discovered her dazzling voice and instrumental skill, elegant bearing and fierce passion for social justice. The evening features her latest album, Freedom Highway, which channels African American voices from slavery to the present, and was made with revered roots master Dirk Powell, a performer on this tour.Sponsored by
Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens—a Hop favorite with an unforgettable voice, who culls the music of our collective past to point the way to the future—performs on Wednesday, August 2, 8 pm, in Spaulding Auditorium of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Her band includes revered roots master Dirk Powell, who also played on Giddens’ newly released album, Freedom Highway.
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