Wednesday, September 25, 2019
JOSEPH M. BRYAN, JR., THEATER IN THE MUSEUM PARK
Doors open at 6 pm
The prodigiously talented Rhiannon Giddens returns to the NCMA in a remarkable collaboration with acclaimed Italian pianist and percussionist Francesco Turrisi. The unlikely partnership was sparked by a chance meeting between the two musicians in Ireland, where they discovered that early American banjo and Sicilian tamburello (tambourine) rhythms are surprisingly compatible. Their performance will span multiple musical genres, including gospel, jazz, blues, country and folk.
Giddens is a North Carolina and national treasure; NPR recently named her one of the 25 most influential women musicians of the 21st century. A founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, she’s undertaken a breathtaking array of creative endeavors: songwriting, acting, scoring an original ballet, and producing the podcast Aria Code with the Metropolitan Opera and WQXR (Giddens was trained in opera at the Oberlin College Conservatory). It’s of little wonder she was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship in 2017.
Charly Lowry, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist for roots-soul combo Dark Water Rising, opens. Known for her three-season stint on American Idol, Lowry "makes passionate music that intersects with her activism in standing up for Lumbee and Native American rights" (Spencer Griffith in Indy Week).
Musician Photo and Recording Policy: No flash or professional photography allowed. No video or audio recording of any kind allowed.
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