Rhiannon Giddens ENTER TEASER

In her solo work and with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens has helped shepherd the revival of the black string band tradition in American consciousness. Claire Harbage and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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How Rhiannon Giddens Reconstructs Black Pain With The Banjo

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Fiona's Holiday Celebration

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2017

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Live On World Cafe: Our Favorite Performances of 2017

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Rhiannon Giddens' latest solo album is Freedom Highway. Tanya Rosen-Jones/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe Nashville: Rhiannon Giddens

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"This instrument right here, born in Africa, but then made in America and then altered by white America — that's the story of so much of our music," Rhiannon Giddens says of the banjo. John Peets/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rhiannon Giddens Speaks For The Silenced

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Rhiannon Giddens On Mountain Stage

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Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens will release her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, on Feb. 10. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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07Black Is the Color

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Rhiannon Giddens On Mountain Stage

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Rhiannon Giddens, Patty Griffin And Shakey Graves—A Musical Conversation

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