Amplify With Lara Downes Host Lara Downes conducts a series of intimate and deeply personal video conversations with visionary Black musicians who are shaping the present and future of the art form.

Amplify With Lara Downes

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

The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.

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

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