Rhiannon Giddens — there is no Other (2 LP/May 3, 2019)Pamela MÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃéndez ÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃâ Time (22 Feb 2019)⊗⇑⊗      Elektrizující zpěvačka a hráčka na banjo, inspirovaná dávno ztracenými lidovými melodiemi, gospelem, operou a bluegrassem, vkládá starým americkým tradicím nový hlas.
Born: February 21, 1977, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Limerick, Ireland.
Style: Singer~Songwriter
Album release: May 3, 2019
Record Label: Nonesuch Records
Duration:     59:00
01 Ten Thousand Voices (with Francesco Turrisi)   2:57
02 Gonna Write Me a Letter (with Francesco Turrisi)   4:03
03 Wayfaring Stranger (with Francesco Turrisi)   4:47
04 There Is No Other (with Francesco Turrisi)   2:25
05 Trees on the Mountains (with Francesco Turrisi)   5:15
06 Pizzica di San Vito (with Francesco Turrisi)   2:07
07 Brown Baby (with Francesco Turrisi)   5:07
08 Briggs’ Forró (with Francesco Turrisi)   4:03
09 Little Margaret (with Francesco Turrisi)   3:03
10 Black Swan (with Francesco Turrisi)   4:17
11 I’m On My Way (with Francesco Turrisi)   2:57
12 He Will See You Through (with Francesco Turrisi)   3:59
13 Hard Times/Camptown Hornpipe (with Francesco Turrisi)   2:36
14 Beth Cohen’s Set (with Francesco Turrisi)   5:43
15 Spiritual (with Francesco Turrisi)   4:27
16 As You Wish   2:10
℗ 2019 Nonesuch Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States.
⊗⇑⊗    Rhiannon Giddens’s latest album, there is no Other, recorded with Italian multi~instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, is now available on vinyl via Nonesuch Records.  The two~LP vinyl edition includes four additional tracks, expanded liner notes, and new photos from the recording session; a new deluxe digital edition with the new tracks is also available in the Nonesuch Store, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Apple Music. Produced by Joe Henry and tracked over an intensely productive five~day period in Dublin, Ireland, there is no Other is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.
⊗⇑⊗    “This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious,” exclaims Uncut, “and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament.” “Wonderful,” the Guardian declares in its five~star review. “For an album recorded in only five days, it wallops with impact. Giddens is going supernova, and it’s a blistering thing.” The Times of London four~star review says: “A starkly beautiful album that resonates with an ancient, enduring soulfulness.”
⊗⇑⊗    Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi begin a weeks long US tour at the Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, Alabama, next week.
⊗⇑⊗    Tracing the overlooked movement of sounds from Africa and the Arabic world and their influence on European and American music, there is no Other illuminates the universality of music and the commonality of the human experience. It primarily features only Giddens and Turrisi playing one or two instruments together. The album comprises a mix of original songs penned by Giddens and a diverse set of interpretations ranging from Ola Belle Reed’s “I’m Gonna Write Me a Letter” and Oscar Brown, Jr.’s “Brown Baby” to the Italian traditional “Pizzica di San Vito” to the aria “Black Swan” by Gian~Carlo Menotti
⊗⇑⊗    Giddens recently told the Irish Times: “It’s all about movement, for both of us ... movements of human beings and how we affect each other. If you just look at our range of instruments, where they’ve come from and how they’ve travelled across the world, it’s pretty amazing. The way that both of us approach music is very similar because we’re both educated about where the music is coming from. But when it comes to playing, we’re both just playing what we feel.”
⊗⇑⊗    “there is no Other” was recorded with little editing and overdubbing. Giddens sings and plays minstrel banjo, octave violin, and viola. Turrisi plays piano, accordion, frame drum, tamburello, lute, cello banjo, daf, and colascione. They are joined on four songs by Kate Ellis on cello. The array of instruments reveal the sonic ties that bind between African, Arabic, European, and American cultures.
⊗⇑⊗  https://www.nonesuch.com/ 
⊗⇑⊗      “They know my vibe,” says Giddens, complimenting her band during some downtime at the North Carolina Folk Festival. “I have a flavor: kind of modal~y, kind of Renaissance~y, kind of Eastern~y, kind of trance~y, and rhythmic. They get it.” (Photographer: Celeste Sloman; fashion stylist: Stephanie Tricola; makeup: Campbell Ritchie; hair: Traci Barrett; wardrobe: Zimmermann (top): the Row (camisole); 3X1 (pants))
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rhiannongiddens 
Website: https://www.rhiannongiddens.com/ 
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Press: Saks and Co.
Tais Awards: https://taisawards.com/inpage/rhiannon-giddens/ 
As Rhiannon Giddens:
⇑    We Rise (EP) (2014)
⇑    Tomorrow Is My Turn (2015)
⇑    Factory Girl (EP) (2015)
⇑    Live at Jazzfest 2016 (2016)
⇑    Freedom Highway (2017)
⇑    Live at Jazzfest 2017 (2017)
⇑    There Is No Other with Francesco Turrisi (2019)