Watch: Rhiannon Giddens Talks with 'PBS NewsHour'

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Rhiannon Giddens was on PBS NewsHour to talk with Jeffrey Brown about her new role as artistic director of Silkroad, with whom she just concluded her first tour. "I love getting thrown something that I have never done before, but that I think I have the goods to do, but I have to figure out how to do it,” Giddens tells Brown. “And so I always say yes first and figure it out later.” You can watch Giddens’s conversation with Brown, who calls her "a boundless bridger of musical worlds and styles," here.

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Rhiannon Giddens was on PBS NewsHour to talk with Jeffrey Brown about her new role as artistic director of Silkroad, with whom she just concluded her first tour.

"I love getting thrown something that I have never done before, but that I think I have the goods to do, but I have to figure out how to do it,” Giddens tells Brown. “And so I always say yes first and figure it out later.”

You can watch Giddens’s conversation with Brown, who calls her “a boundless bridger of musical worlds and styles,” also touching on her work with Carolina Chocolate Drops (Leaving Eden, Genuine Negro Jig), Francesco Turrisi (They’re Calling Me Home, there is no Other), Nashville Ballet (Lucy Negro Redux, which premieres on PBS’s Great Performances September 16), and Michael Abels (the opera Omar), here:

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Rhiannon Giddens: 'PBS NewsHour,' August 2022
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    Watch: Rhiannon Giddens Talks with 'PBS NewsHour'
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    Rhiannon Giddens was on PBS NewsHour to talk with Jeffrey Brown about her new role as artistic director of Silkroad, with whom she just concluded her first tour.

    "I love getting thrown something that I have never done before, but that I think I have the goods to do, but I have to figure out how to do it,” Giddens tells Brown. “And so I always say yes first and figure it out later.”

    You can watch Giddens’s conversation with Brown, who calls her “a boundless bridger of musical worlds and styles,” also touching on her work with Carolina Chocolate Drops (Leaving Eden, Genuine Negro Jig), Francesco Turrisi (They’re Calling Me Home, there is no Other), Nashville Ballet (Lucy Negro Redux, which premieres on PBS’s Great Performances September 16), and Michael Abels (the opera Omar), here:

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