Rhiannon Giddens

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Grammy winning singer, banjo and fiddle player Rhiannon Giddens returns to Australia with Italian musical alchemist Francesco Turrisi.

Finding that her 19th-century American minstrel banjo tunes and his Sicilian tambourine rhythms fit naturally together, the artists trace the evolution of music from Africa and the Middle East, highlighting its monumental influence on Western culture through the ages.

Transformed by Rhiannon’s exquisite voice and Francesco’s metamorphic talents, their thoughtful and highly ambitious music is at once a condemnation of ‘othering’ and a celebration of shared experience.

‘Few artists are so fearless and so ravenous in their exploration.’ Pitchfork

‘Timeless and utterly of this time. Filigree and ferocious in equal measure.’ Irish Times

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Supersonic Enterprises


Rhiannon Giddens vocals/banjo/fiddle
Francesco Turrisi percussion/accordion/piano



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