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NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross gave an encore broadcast to Carolina Chocolate Drops' 2010 interview and performance on the show. Original band members Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, and Justin Robinson spoke with host Terry Gross about their then newly-released Nonesuch debut album, Genuine Negro Jig, which went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. You can hear the episode here.

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NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross gave an encore broadcast to Carolina Chocolate Drops' 2010 interview and performance on the show. Original band members Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, and Justin Robinson spoke with host Terry Gross about their then newly-released Nonesuch debut album, Genuine Negro Jig, which went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. You can hear the episode here via NPR, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts:

On Genuine Negro Jig, the virtuosic, multi-instrumental trio of Carolina Chocolate Drops reclaims and revives a near-forgotten brand of banjo-driven string-band music from North Carolina’s Piedmont region, making it fresh and vital, and doing so with "a contagious, abundant joy," says the Boston Globe. The BBC calls it "magnificent." You can hear the album here.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: NPR's 'Fresh Air,' 2010
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    Listen: NPR's 'Fresh Air' Re-Airs Carolina Chocolate Drops' 2010 Interview, Performance
    Julie Roberts

    NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross gave an encore broadcast to Carolina Chocolate Drops' 2010 interview and performance on the show. Original band members Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, and Justin Robinson spoke with host Terry Gross about their then newly-released Nonesuch debut album, Genuine Negro Jig, which went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. You can hear the episode here via NPR, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts:

    On Genuine Negro Jig, the virtuosic, multi-instrumental trio of Carolina Chocolate Drops reclaims and revives a near-forgotten brand of banjo-driven string-band music from North Carolina’s Piedmont region, making it fresh and vital, and doing so with "a contagious, abundant joy," says the Boston Globe. The BBC calls it "magnificent." You can hear the album here.

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