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    Rhiannon Giddens has composed a new song, "Best Day / New Day," for NPR's Morning Edition Song Project, in which musicians create an original song about the COVID-19 era. Giddens and her partner Francesco Turrisi talk with Morning Edition host David Greene about the song, life during the pandemic, and its context in world history. You can hear the conversation and their performance of the song below.

    "I've been listening to a bunch of history podcasts," Giddens says. "As you listen to the Peloponnesian Wars or the Aztecs or, you know, listen to all these different periods of history, you just go, 'You know what? We're not exempt.' Nobody is exempt from living through periods like this in history, so this is just what we're doing."

    Rhiannon Giddens's latest album, there is no Other, featuring Turrisi, is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience. You can hear it here.

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Rhiannon Giddens has composed a new song, "Best Day / New Day," for NPR's Morning Edition Song Project, in which musicians create an original song about the COVID-19 era. Giddens and Francesco Turrisi talk with Morning Edition host David Greene about the song, life during the pandemic, and its context in world history. You can hear the conversation and the song here.

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Rhiannon Giddens has composed a new song, "Best Day / New Day," for NPR's Morning Edition Song Project, in which musicians create an original song about the COVID-19 era. Giddens and her partner Francesco Turrisi talk with Morning Edition host David Greene about the song, life during the pandemic, and its context in world history. You can hear the conversation and their performance of the song below.

"I've been listening to a bunch of history podcasts," Giddens says. "As you listen to the Peloponnesian Wars or the Aztecs or, you know, listen to all these different periods of history, you just go, 'You know what? We're not exempt.' Nobody is exempt from living through periods like this in history, so this is just what we're doing."

Rhiannon Giddens's latest album, there is no Other, featuring Turrisi, is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience. You can hear it here.

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