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Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

29 September 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

“Stellar folk musician joins forces with Italian multi-instrumentalist to connect African and Arabic sounds with traditional forms—it’s stunning.” —The Guardian

Returning to the Flynn following a staggering Burlington Discover Jazz Festival performance in 2018, the Grammy-winner, MacArthur Genius, and Carolina Chocolate Drops founder blends gospel, jazz, country, opera, and blues into a singular, mesmerizing Americana. Giddens’ latest collaboration, with musical polymath Francesco Turrisi, produced one of the most buzzed-about records of 2019, There Is No Other. Giddens’ emotional ferocity is augmented by Turrisi’s North African, Middle Eastern, and Italian traditional accompaniment. The Times of London hailed the record as “a starkly beautiful album that resonates with an ancient, enduring soulfulness.”