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Rhiannon Giddens is on Sing for Science, the science and music podcast from Talkhouse. The focus of the episode, titled “At the Purchaser’s Option: Listening for the African Diaspora in American Music,” is the opening track to her 2017 album, Freedom Highway. Giddens, host Matt Whyte, and ethnomusicologist Dr. Portia Maultsby discuss "At the Purchaser's Option," the African origins of the banjo, and the connection between African and African American music. You can hear it here.

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Rhiannon Giddens is the guest on the latest episode of Sing for Science, the science and music podcast from Talkhouse hosted by Matt Whyte, in which musicians talk with scientists about science as it connects to their most famous songs. The focus of the episode, titled “At the Purchaser’s Option: Listening for the African Diaspora in American Music,” is the opening track to Giddens’s 2017 album, Freedom Highway. Giddens, Whyte, and ethnomusicologist Dr. Portia Maultsby discuss "At the Purchaser's Option," the African origins of the banjo, and the connection between African and African American music. You can hear their conversation here via YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts:

Rhiannon Giddens will tour the UK this spring, joined by multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. The tour starts in Aberdeen on April 27, with shows in Edinburgh, Gateshead, Perth, London, Norwich, Birmingham, and Essex. They follow the last two concerts of Giddens' Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall and bookend the Boston Lyric Opera run of Omar, her opera with Michael Abels, in May. They precede the 2023 Ojai Festival, of which she is Music Director, in June, and a trip to Italy for festival sets in Spoleto and Umbria in July. You can find details and tickets here.

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Rhiannon Giddens: 'Sing for Science,' December 2022
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    Listen: Rhiannon Giddens Discusses "At the Purchaser's Option" on 'Sing for Science'

    Rhiannon Giddens is the guest on the latest episode of Sing for Science, the science and music podcast from Talkhouse hosted by Matt Whyte, in which musicians talk with scientists about science as it connects to their most famous songs. The focus of the episode, titled “At the Purchaser’s Option: Listening for the African Diaspora in American Music,” is the opening track to Giddens’s 2017 album, Freedom Highway. Giddens, Whyte, and ethnomusicologist Dr. Portia Maultsby discuss "At the Purchaser's Option," the African origins of the banjo, and the connection between African and African American music. You can hear their conversation here via YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts:

    Rhiannon Giddens will tour the UK this spring, joined by multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi. The tour starts in Aberdeen on April 27, with shows in Edinburgh, Gateshead, Perth, London, Norwich, Birmingham, and Essex. They follow the last two concerts of Giddens' Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall and bookend the Boston Lyric Opera run of Omar, her opera with Michael Abels, in May. They precede the 2023 Ojai Festival, of which she is Music Director, in June, and a trip to Italy for festival sets in Spoleto and Umbria in July. You can find details and tickets here.

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