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Carolina Chocolate Drops performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

Carolina Chocolate Drops performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

Shantel Mitchell for NPR

Newport Folk Festival

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Newport Folk 2011

Hear The Entire Concert

Carolina Chocolate Drops' members met at the 2005 Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, N.C., and have spent the years since revitalizing and refreshing a glorious tradition of African-American string-band music. But this is no mere trio of nostalgia-miners: Members Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson are as likely to work with a progressive orchestra, or to reinvent Blu Cantrell's R&B hit "Hit 'Em Up Style," as they are to draw on old-time jug-band favorites. Hear the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops perform live at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List
  • "Georgia Buck"
  • "Short Life of Trouble"
  • "Didlbux"
  • "Baby Ain't Sweet"
  • "Dom"
  • "No Man's Mama"
  • "Briggs'"
  • "Run Mountain"
  • "I Truly Understand"
  • "Old Cat Died"
  • "Hit 'Em Up"
  • "Sourwood"
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