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    Rhiannon Giddens to Mark Black History Month in Concert with “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience”

    In celebration of Black History Month in February 2016, Rhiannon Giddens will lead a concert with cellist Leyla McCalla and singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman titled Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience. The concert will examine the history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance from musicians of color throughout the history of the United States, from the original inhabitants to recent immigrants, exploring the songs of resistance of the South, both old and new; the deep history of protest songs from McCalla's Haiti and Louisiana; and the modern outsider-looking-in observations of first generation American Bhiman.

    Performances are scheduled to begin as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series in New York City on February 24; tickets go on sale November 10. That is followed by shows at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland, on the 25th, and Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC, on the 26th; tickets are on sale now. Additional dates will be announced soon.

    Rhiannon Giddens resumes her North American tour on November 6 and heads to Europe in January; for details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. A new EP, Factory Girl, featuring additional songs from the recording sessions of her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday event and digitally on December 10.

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Rhiannon Giddens to Mark Black History Month in Concert with “Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience”

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In celebration of Black History Month in February 2016, Rhiannon Giddens will lead a concert with cellist Leyla McCalla and singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman titled Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience. The concert will examine the history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance from musicians of color throughout US history, from the original inhabitants to recent immigrants. Performances are currently scheduled for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in NYC, Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD, and Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC, with more to be announced soon.

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In celebration of Black History Month in February 2016, Rhiannon Giddens will lead a concert with cellist Leyla McCalla and singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman titled Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience. The concert will examine the history of protest, subversion, and cultural resistance from musicians of color throughout the history of the United States, from the original inhabitants to recent immigrants, exploring the songs of resistance of the South, both old and new; the deep history of protest songs from McCalla's Haiti and Louisiana; and the modern outsider-looking-in observations of first generation American Bhiman.

Performances are scheduled to begin as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series in New York City on February 24; tickets go on sale November 10. That is followed by shows at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland, on the 25th, and Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC, on the 26th; tickets are on sale now. Additional dates will be announced soon.

Rhiannon Giddens resumes her North American tour on November 6 and heads to Europe in January; for details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. A new EP, Factory Girl, featuring additional songs from the recording sessions of her debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday event and digitally on December 10.

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Leyla McCalla, Rhiannon Giddens, Bhi Bhiman

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