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Tenor Jamez McCorkle, who debuted the title role in the opera Omar, by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, which received its world premiere on May 27 in Charleston, S.C., at Spoleto Festival USA. Leigh Webber/Courtesy of Spoleto Festival USA hide caption

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The debut of 'Omar,' a thoroughly American opera

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Mickey Guyton, Adia Victoria and Chapel Hart's Devynn Hart have made the industry a more welcoming place for others who look like them. Photo Illustration by Renee Klahr/NPR; Getty Images hide caption

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Rhiannon Giddens

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Rhiannon Giddens On Mountain Stage

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Rhiannon Giddens recorded her new album, They're Calling Me Home, with her collaborator Francesco Turrisi, in quarantine in Ireland during 2020. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Skullcrusher, Rhiannon Giddens, Wallice, Bachelor (feat. Jay Som and Palehound) and Major Murphy Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Rhiannon Giddens, A Jay Som-Palehound Collaboration, First Aid Kit, More

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Rhiannon Giddens' new track for Morning Edition's Song Project series describes her feelings of emotional whiplash during the COVID-19 era. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rhiannon Giddens Confronts Emotional Whiplash On 'Best Day / Worst Day'

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In the first episode of Amplify With Lara Downes, the pianist (left) speaks with singer-songwriter, banjo player and MacArthur "genius" Rhiannon Giddens. Areon Mobasher/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment

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Pops Staples, Rhiannon Giddens, Mavis Staples and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers perform on Mountain Stage. Mountain Stage Archives hide caption

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'Why Am I Treated So Bad' Special On Mountain Stage

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The music of Rhiannon Giddens is featured on this week's The Thistle & Shamrock. Michael Weinthrob/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Now On ThistleRadio

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Turning The Tables: Celebrating Eight Women Who Invented American Popular Music

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