London Jazz Festival news: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco

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Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens is a masterful singer, banjo and fiddle player, blending American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues and country. Her elegant, prodigious voice and fierce spirit come alive in her performances, bringing audiences to their feet, whilst showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.

'Contagious delight and furious defiance. Giddens covers solemn material but her history lessons are thrilling and delivered with pure enjoyment' (★★★★★ The Guardian)

Rhiannon Giddens, who had previously won accolades with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, has released two great albums on Nonesuch Records – Freedom Highway and Tomorrow Is My Turn. She has also recently released Our Native Daughters, a collaborative project with Leyla McCalla, Amythyst Kiah and Alli Russell of Birds of Chicago, which explores the historical experience of black women in the US.

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When Rhiannon Giddens met Italian pianist and percussionist Francesco Turrisi, well versed in jazz, early music and Mediterranean music, they found that her 19th century American minstrel banjo tunes and his traditional Sicilian Tamburello (tambourine) rhythms fit very naturally together. They soon discovered the reason for that – their respective roots coexisted in the past. Pictures of early minstrel artists all represent banjo and tambourine (called tambo) together, where in many cases the tambo is held in the same manner of Southern Italian tamburello traditions today.

The massive effect that West African music and dance has had upon American culture is by now well known; but centuries before, European music was being transformed by Arabic and North African modes, instruments, and rhythms. Working together they trace this musical globalism by reimagining the encounter of the banjo and the frame drum, and other instruments, through their journey from Africa, the Middle East, through southern Europe and England, and over to the Americas
They release their album there is no Other through Nonesuch next month. Produced by Joe Henry and tracked over an intensely productive five day period in Dublin, the new record is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.

Watch the video for I’m On My Way from the upcoming album here: smarturl.it/thereisnoother

Tickets at serious.org.uk/rhiannon


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🌱 Several artists have been streaming live shows from their homes to help music fans with social distancing practices recommended by the government and to raise money to combat the consequences of this pandemic.

🌱 courtney barnett, Lucius and friends were incredible from their living room last night and Sufjan Stevens will be live streaming his new album from 7pm today: https://buff.ly/33Ep0TW

Any other suggestions?

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Sending lots of love and good vibes to my fellow End of the Roaders. Fingers crossed we’ll all be together pints in hand in a few months. ❤️

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I’ve been thinking about EOTR a lot - a beacon of hope for my 2020 music adventures! We Had some great gigs lined up between now and June which have already been cancelled or are likely to be...and with good reason I know, but here’s hoping we can still enjoy the wonderful experience we always have at EOTR! Stay safe everyone.

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🌱 Were delighted to present to you the winners of this years Play EOTR competition, in the shape of Melin Melyn, Marlaena Moore and James Leonard Hewitson. We’re talking three incredible new bands that were hand-picked from a list of thousands of hopeful applicants and have won a spot on our 2020 bill.

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Chris RH Robert Bobert Matthew Boycott-Garnett Edward Brooke Grant Curnow Harry Garland still making moves for this year's fezzy

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