Going Home With Rhiannon Giddens : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN In this episode of World Cafe, Rhiannon Giddens discusses the locations that influenced her latest album — They're Calling Me Home — from her hometown of Greensboro, N.C., to her adopted home of Ireland.

Going Home With Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens

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Set List

  • "Black as Crow"
  • "Calling Me Home"
  • "O Death"

What is home? Is it the place you live in right now? Is it the town you grew up in? What if home wasn't a place, but a feeling?

Rhiannon Giddens explores this question on her new album, They're Calling Me Home, which was recorded with her collaborator and partner Francesco Turrisi. From Giddens' hometown of Greensboro, N.C., to her and Turrisi's adopted home of Ireland, the two artists consider all facets of home.

In this episode, Rhiannon Giddens discusses the different locations that influenced the album and performs a few tracks from They're Calling Me Home. Listen to the full session via the audio player above.

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