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Our Native Daughters (featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla and Amythyst Kiah)

Thursday, July 25, 2019
08:15pm

Location Amphitheater

$40–60, Preferred seating available, gate pass or event ticket required

$40 General Admission
(Included with a valid Chautauqua Institution gate pass)
$60 Preferred 1 (reserved)
($20 for those who already have a gate pass for the day)
$50 Preferred 2 (unreserved)
($10 for those who already have a gate pass for the day)

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Back at Chautauqua by popular demand, Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, was awarded a 2017 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and won the 2016 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo. She has performed for President Barack Obama, appeared on The Late Show, Austin City Limits, CBS Sunday Morning, and has played a recurring role on the television drama Nashville in the role of Hallie Jordan, a young social worker with “the voice of an angel.” For her project with Our Native Daughters, Giddens brought together three other black female roots artists.  “Gathering a group of fellow black female artists who had and have a lot to say, made it both highly collaborative and deeply personal to me,” she explains. “It felt like there were things we had been waiting to say our whole lives in our art; and to be able to say them in the presence of our sisters-in-song was sweet, indeed.” Their debut recording, Songs of Our Native Daughters, is a stunning thirteen-track album written and performed by Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell (of the band Birds of Chicago), and Amythyst Kiah, and is available February 22nd from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

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