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RHIANNON GIDDENS & DIRK POWELL Saturday
March 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
RHIANNON GIDDENS & DIRK POWELL Saturday, March 4 @ 8PM
With roots in North Carolina and Kentucky, their musical heritage springs from places where the mix is particularly potent. Rhiannon Giddens brought African-American stringband traditions a new and beautiful vitality through The Carolina Chocolate Drops, and has launched a versatile solo career that confirms her status as a major American artist for this day and age. Dirk Powell has championed the Appalachian music of his grandfather and the Cajun/Creole sounds of his Louisiana family since his teenage years, becoming a central figure in the revitalization of both traditions, while recording and performing with artists like Eric Clapton and Joan Baez. Their musical range touches on all of what makes American music the resonant force that it is, including fearless original songs written with the conviction to open and heal the wounds of racism and other forms of prejudice that continue to haunt us.
Tickets: $32, plus any applicable fees for phone/Internet orders
Availability: CCA Patron-Level and Above Members: Thursday, January 26 at 11AM. Available to the general public on Friday, January 27 at 11 AM.