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    Watch: Rhiannon Giddens Performs in NPR Music's "Turning the Tables" Concert at Lincoln Center

    Rhiannon Giddens—who is currently touring the United States with Francesco Turrisi with songs from their new album, there is no Other—performed a different program this past summer as part of NPR Music's multi-artist Turning the Tables concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The concert, which took place in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park in July, kicked off the latest season of the NPR Music series and celebrated "eight women who invented American popular music": Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Marion Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Celia Cruz, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. You can watch it below.

    Giddens opens the concert, performing A.P. Carter's "You Are My Flower" with Courtney Marie Andrews, and returns at twenty-seven minutes in to perform the African-American spiritual "Deep River" with Lizz Wright, and then Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Up Above My Head," a song Giddens performs on her solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. Also featured in the concert were Xiomara Laugart, Valerie Simpson, and Charenée Wade.

    Now in Maine, Rhiannon Giddens's tour with Francesco Turrisi heads down the coast to Cambridge on Thursday and to New York City for two concerts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday and Saturday. See below for details and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of there is no Other, head to the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon, and listen on Spotify and Apple Music, and everywhere fine music is found.

    RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRANCESCO TURRISI ON TOUR

    Oct 2 The Opera House* Boothbay Harbor, ME
    Oct 3 Sanders Theatre* Cambridge, MA
    Oct 4&5 Metropolitan Museum of Art* New York, NY
    Oct 19&20 Pico Union Project* Los Angeles, CA
    Oct 21 Grammy Museum Los Angeles, CA
    Oct 23 The Kent Stage Kent, OH
    Oct 24 Koerner Hall* Toronto, ON
    Oct 25 The Ark* Ann Arbor, MI
    Oct 26&27 City Winery* Chicago, IL
    Oct 29 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington, IN
    Oct 30 The Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
    Oct 31&Nov 1 The Dakota* Minneapolis, MN
    Nov 2&3 Stoughton Opera House* Stoughton, WI
         
    Nov 21 HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs* London, UK
    Nov 22 Royal Festival Hall London, UK
    Nov 23 St Georges Church Brighton, UK
    Nov 24 The Anvil Basingstoke, UK
    Nov 26 Forum Bath, UK
    Nov 27 Opera House Buxton, UK
    Nov 28 Grand Central Liverpool, UK
    Nov 29 The Sage Gateshead, UK
    Dec 1 Usher Hall Edinburgh, UK
    Dec 3 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
    Dec 4 Fabrik Hamburg, GERMANY
    Dec 5 Centralstation Darmstadt, GERMANY
    Dec 7 Kulturkirche Cologne, GERMANY
    Dec 8 Het Depot Leuven, BELGIUM
    Dec 9 Café de la Danse Paris, FRANCE
    Dec 10 De Duif Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
         
    Jan 17&18 Torino Folk Club Turin, ITALY
         
    Feb 7 Bing Concert Hall Stanford, CA
    Feb 13-16 SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA
         

    * sold out

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Watch: Rhiannon Giddens Performs in NPR Music's "Turning the Tables" Concert at Lincoln Center

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Rhiannon Giddens performed as part of NPR Music's multi-artist Turning the Tables concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in July, a celebration of "eight women who invented American popular music": Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Marion Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Celia Cruz, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Giddens opens the concert, performing A.P. Carter's "You Are My Flower" with Courtney Marie Andrews, the spiritual "Deep River" with Lizz Wright, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Up Above My Head." You can watch it here.

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Rhiannon Giddens—who is currently touring the United States with Francesco Turrisi with songs from their new album, there is no Other—performed a different program this past summer as part of NPR Music's multi-artist Turning the Tables concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The concert, which took place in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park in July, kicked off the latest season of the NPR Music series and celebrated "eight women who invented American popular music": Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Maybelle Carter, Marion Anderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Celia Cruz, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. You can watch it below.

Giddens opens the concert, performing A.P. Carter's "You Are My Flower" with Courtney Marie Andrews, and returns at twenty-seven minutes in to perform the African-American spiritual "Deep River" with Lizz Wright, and then Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Up Above My Head," a song Giddens performs on her solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. Also featured in the concert were Xiomara Laugart, Valerie Simpson, and Charenée Wade.

Now in Maine, Rhiannon Giddens's tour with Francesco Turrisi heads down the coast to Cambridge on Thursday and to New York City for two concerts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday and Saturday. See below for details and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of there is no Other, head to the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, and Amazon, and listen on Spotify and Apple Music, and everywhere fine music is found.

RHIANNON GIDDENS & FRANCESCO TURRISI ON TOUR

Oct 2 The Opera House* Boothbay Harbor, ME
Oct 3 Sanders Theatre* Cambridge, MA
Oct 4&5 Metropolitan Museum of Art* New York, NY
Oct 19&20 Pico Union Project* Los Angeles, CA
Oct 21 Grammy Museum Los Angeles, CA
Oct 23 The Kent Stage Kent, OH
Oct 24 Koerner Hall* Toronto, ON
Oct 25 The Ark* Ann Arbor, MI
Oct 26&27 City Winery* Chicago, IL
Oct 29 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington, IN
Oct 30 The Englert Theatre Iowa City, IA
Oct 31&Nov 1 The Dakota* Minneapolis, MN
Nov 2&3 Stoughton Opera House* Stoughton, WI
     
Nov 21 HM Prison Wormwood Scrubs* London, UK
Nov 22 Royal Festival Hall London, UK
Nov 23 St Georges Church Brighton, UK
Nov 24 The Anvil Basingstoke, UK
Nov 26 Forum Bath, UK
Nov 27 Opera House Buxton, UK
Nov 28 Grand Central Liverpool, UK
Nov 29 The Sage Gateshead, UK
Dec 1 Usher Hall Edinburgh, UK
Dec 3 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Dec 4 Fabrik Hamburg, GERMANY
Dec 5 Centralstation Darmstadt, GERMANY
Dec 7 Kulturkirche Cologne, GERMANY
Dec 8 Het Depot Leuven, BELGIUM
Dec 9 Café de la Danse Paris, FRANCE
Dec 10 De Duif Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
     
Jan 17&18 Torino Folk Club Turin, ITALY
     
Feb 7 Bing Concert Hall Stanford, CA
Feb 13-16 SFJAZZ Center San Francisco, CA
     

* sold out

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Rhiannon Giddens: NPR Music, "Turning the Tables," Lincoln Center, July 2019

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