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    Listen: Rhiannon Giddens Talks with "Following Harriet" Podcast
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    Rhiannon Giddens is the guest on a special bonus episode of Following Harriet, a podcast series that takes a look at the life of Harriet Tubman and the broader context of the nineteenth-century experience of African Americans, especially in Virginia. Giddens spoke with host Tanner Latham about Tubman's life and legacy, and about Giddens's music, particularly her song "At the Purchaser's Option," from her album Freedom Highway. She was inspired to write the song by an 1830s advertisement for a young enslaved woman whose nine-month-old baby was "at the purchaser's option." You can listen to the conversation below.

    Giddens latest album, there is no Other, made with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience. She and Turrisi conclude their fall tour of the United States in the Midwest this weekend. They will take the tour to the UK and Europe later this fall and winter and return to perform in the States in February. For details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Rhiannon Giddens is the guest on a special bonus episode of Following Harriet, a podcast series that takes a look at the life of Harriet Tubman and the broader context of the nineteenth-century experience of African Americans. She discusses Tubman's life and legacy, and Giddens's song "At the Purchaser's Option," from her album Freedom Highway. She was inspired to write the song by an 1830s advertisement for a young enslaved woman whose nine-month-old baby was "at the purchaser's option." You can listen to the conversation here.

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Rhiannon Giddens is the guest on a special bonus episode of Following Harriet, a podcast series that takes a look at the life of Harriet Tubman and the broader context of the nineteenth-century experience of African Americans, especially in Virginia. Giddens spoke with host Tanner Latham about Tubman's life and legacy, and about Giddens's music, particularly her song "At the Purchaser's Option," from her album Freedom Highway. She was inspired to write the song by an 1830s advertisement for a young enslaved woman whose nine-month-old baby was "at the purchaser's option." You can listen to the conversation below.

Giddens latest album, there is no Other, made with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience. She and Turrisi conclude their fall tour of the United States in the Midwest this weekend. They will take the tour to the UK and Europe later this fall and winter and return to perform in the States in February. For details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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