Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Macarthur “Genius” Grant recipient Rhiannon Giddens is known for her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops as well as her solo projects and other collaborations. Her recent projects include 2019’s Songs of Our Native Daughters with Amythyst Kiah, Leyla McCalla, and Allison Russell, 2020’s There Is No Other with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, and an opera, commissioned by Charleston’s Spoleto Festival, based on the story of the Muslim slave and scholar Omar Ibn Said.