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  • Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi perform “I’m on My Way" from the 2019 album, there is no Other. Produced by Joe Henry and tracked over an intensely productive five-day period in Dublin, Ireland, there is no Other is at once a condemnation of "othering" and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience. Video directed by Laura Sheeran at William Lane Recording Studios in Dublin.


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  • Rhiannon Giddens performs "Following the North Star," an instrumental track she wrote for her album Freedom Highway. She wrote or co-wrote nine of the songs on the album, which also includes a traditional tune and two civil rights-era songs. The video was made by Harvey K. Robinson at The Cypress House in Breaux Bridge, LA, the studio of multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, who co-produced Freedom Highway with Giddens there.


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  • Rhiannon Giddens performs "Come Love Come," a song she wrote for her new album, Freedom Highway. She wrote or co-wrote nine of the songs on the album, which also includes a traditional tune and two civil rights-era songs. The video was made by Harvey K. Robinson at The Cypress House in Breaux Bridge, LA, the studio of multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell, who co-produced Freedom Highway with Giddens there.


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  • Rhiannon Giddens shares a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her acclaimed album Freedom Highway. She co-produced the album with multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell in his Breaux Bridge, LA, studio, with the bulk of recording done in wooden rooms built prior to the Civil War. "It's so personal," Giddens says in the video. "But it's not just personal in the way that these are my stories. It's personal in that ... it's a huge chunk of my soul." Video directed by Harvey K. Robinson.


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  • Rhiannon Giddens performs "Hey Bébé," one of nine original songs she wrote or co-wrote on her 2017 album, Freedom Highway. "This song was inspired by listening to a whole lot of early Creole music star Amédé Ardoin," says Giddens. "I only had one verse when I went to record Freedom Highway with Dirk Powell down in Louisiana—he helped me finish the lyrics and here we are! The bass, drums, and stand-up bass were recorded all in one room ... and Alphonso Horne added his genius trumpet to it all, as well as Desireé Champagne on rubboard. Dedicated to the Zydeco dance at O'Darby's pub in Carencro, LA, and Leroy Thomas and his band."


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  • Rhiannon Giddens performs "At the Purchaser's Option," one of nine original songs she wrote or co-wrote on her 2017 album, Freedom Highway. "Last year I came across an advertisement from the 1830s for a young woman," Giddens says of the new song. "Thinking about her, and how she had to maintain her humanity against horrific odds inspired this song named for the end of the ad: 'She has with her a 9-month old baby, who is at the purchaser's option.'"


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  • Rhiannon Giddens performs Edith Piaf's beloved song "La Vie en Rose." She writes: "This is for Paris, and Beirut, and Kenya, and Charleston, and so many others; for countless innocent people devastated by terrorism—which is just a word for organized hatred and inhumanity. We have to keep seeing the world in shades of rose—we have to keep hoping for peace and working for change and believing that with our art, our love, our knowledge, and most of all, our empathy and understanding for our fellow human beings, we can make a difference."


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  • "We all had such a great time filming this video," says Rhiannon Giddens of this video, directed by Peter Zavadil, for "Black Is the Color," off her 2015 debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. "We were so honored to set our story—an old love story rediscovered—on the campus of Fisk University, a Nashville HBCU that dates back to 1866. The Fisk Jubilee Singers were among the first African-American performance groups to tour America and Europe, and they single-handedly kept their school from closing its doors with the money they raised with their singing."


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