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Masters in Collaboration Xii: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell in ConversationMasters in Collaboration Xii: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell

02/09/18 through 02/11/18 | 8:00 PM

Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st Street Map

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$52 and up


09-02-2018 12:00:00 11-02-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York Masters in Collaboration Xii: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell in ConversationMasters in Collaboration Xii: Rhiannon Giddens Meets Dirk Powell | 8:00 PM Rhiannon Giddens is one of the most astonishing talents of the modern era. A co-founder of the Grammy-winning traditional string band Carolina Chocolate Drops and an accomplished solo artist—including the acclaimed recordings Tomorrow is My Turn and most recent Freedom Highway, her immense gifts as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, dancer, and actor are brilliantly matched by the powerful artistic and social narrative she brings to her work. She is the recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, the only woman and person of color to win the prize in its history, and was recently awarded a 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellowship. Giddens joins us for our 12th Masters in Collaboration Series with Dirk Powell, one of the most preeminent American traditional musicians of his generation. In addition to his own solo recordings, Powell has recorded and performed with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne. His ability to unite the essence of traditional culture with modern sensibilities has led to film projects with Ang Lee, Anthony Minghella, Spike Lee, Victor Nuñez, and Steve James. He was a founding member of the Cajun group Balfa Toujours, has been regularly featured in the BBC's Transatlantic Sessions. Rooted in his Appalachian heritage, with deep bonds to Louisiana and the mountains of Kentucky, he has become a recognized force on the international music scene. Between them, Giddens and Powell have brought audiences on journeys of intertwining cultures and genres, including African American folk, Scots-Gaelic and Celtic, Creole, and Cajun traditions—in the evolution of American music, bringing people together though the virtuosity and emotion in their playing, and the unifying essence of traditional music. Together, over a weeklong residency, they will explore ideas for a new work in development, culminating in three exclusive showcase performances at week's end for Irish Arts Center audiences. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the creative process of these two extraordinary artists in the intimate setting of our Donaghy Theatre. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=273302 Irish Arts Center Irish Arts Center

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Rhiannon Giddens is one of the most astonishing talents of the modern era. A co-founder of the Grammy-winning traditional string band Carolina Chocolate Drops and an accomplished solo artist—including the acclaimed recordings Tomorrow is My Turn and most recent Freedom Highway, her immense gifts as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, dancer, and actor are brilliantly matched by the powerful artistic and social narrative she brings to her work. She is the recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, the only woman and person of color to win the prize in its history, and was recently awarded a 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellowship.

Giddens joins us for our 12th Masters in Collaboration Series with Dirk Powell, one of the most preeminent American traditional musicians of his generation. In addition to his own solo recordings, Powell has recorded and performed with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne. His ability to unite the essence of traditional culture with modern sensibilities has led to film projects with Ang Lee, Anthony Minghella, Spike Lee, Victor Nuñez, and Steve James. He was a founding member of the Cajun group Balfa Toujours, has been regularly featured in the BBC's Transatlantic Sessions. Rooted in his Appalachian heritage, with deep bonds to Louisiana and the mountains of Kentucky, he has become a recognized force on the international music scene.

Between them, Giddens and Powell have brought audiences on journeys of intertwining cultures and genres, including African American folk, Scots-Gaelic and Celtic, Creole, and Cajun traditions—in the evolution of American music, bringing people together though the virtuosity and emotion in their playing, and the unifying essence of traditional music. Together, over a weeklong residency, they will explore ideas for a new work in development, culminating in three exclusive showcase performances at week's end for Irish Arts Center audiences. Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience the creative process of these two extraordinary artists in the intimate setting of our Donaghy Theatre.

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