Rhiannon Giddens set for autumn tour with Francesco Turrisi

Rhiannon Giddens has had a busy time of late. In  February, she led the  ‘Our Native Daughters’ project, collaborating with US musicians Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago), Amythyst Kiah, and Leyla McCalla to recover and highlight some of the African American histories buried in folk music. Their album, ‘Songs of Our Native Daughters’, was inspired by Giddens reading slave accounts in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. Such has been the positive response to the record that the group has been nominated for Duo/Group of the Year at the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards. Continue reading “Rhiannon Giddens set for autumn tour with Francesco Turrisi”