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    Listen: Rhiannon Giddens Performs on NPR's "World Cafe"
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    Rhiannon Giddens, who is currently touring the United States with music from her new album, Freedom Highway, was the guest on NPR's World Cafe today. She and Dirk Powell, with whom she co-produced the album, spoke with NPR Music's Ann Powers and performed three songs from the album live: "At the Purchaser's Option," "The Love We Almost Had," and "Freedom Highway."

    "There are very few artists who can bring the past into the present in a way that captures both the nuance of history and the immediacy of now," says World Cafe host Talia Schlanger. "But Rhiannon Giddens has done it, beautifully, on her second solo album, Freedom Highway."

    Find out what Giddens had to say and hear the performances below.

    To pick up a copy of Freedom Highway, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where vinyl and CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. The album can also be heard on Spotify and Apple Music. To see Giddens on tour, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Rhiannon Giddens was a guest on NPR's World Cafe. She and Dirk Powell, with whom she co-produced her new album, Freedom Highway, spoke with NPR Music's Ann Powers and performed three songs from the album: "At the Purchaser's Option," "The Love We Almost Had," and "Freedom Highway." "There are very few artists who can bring the past into the present in a way that captures both the nuance of history and the immediacy of now," says World Cafe host Talia Schlanger. "But Rhiannon Giddens has done it, beautifully, on her second solo album, Freedom Highway."

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Rhiannon Giddens, who is currently touring the United States with music from her new album, Freedom Highway, was the guest on NPR's World Cafe today. She and Dirk Powell, with whom she co-produced the album, spoke with NPR Music's Ann Powers and performed three songs from the album live: "At the Purchaser's Option," "The Love We Almost Had," and "Freedom Highway."

"There are very few artists who can bring the past into the present in a way that captures both the nuance of history and the immediacy of now," says World Cafe host Talia Schlanger. "But Rhiannon Giddens has done it, beautifully, on her second solo album, Freedom Highway."

Find out what Giddens had to say and hear the performances below.

To pick up a copy of Freedom Highway, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where vinyl and CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. The album can also be heard on Spotify and Apple Music. To see Giddens on tour, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Peter Erikson's picture

Wow ... the most beautiful voice and haunting lyrics. And "Purchaser's" has so much history behind it. Giddens is a real treasure.

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