Rhiannon Giddens @ Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun, 24 November 2019 8:00 pm

The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke

Churchill Way E, Basingstoke RG21 7QR

01256 844244

Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops, Nashville TV series) is an American artist of folk and traditional music, played on fiddle and banjo; Francesco Turrisi is an Italian pianist and percussionist well versed in jazz, early music and Mediterranean music; at first blush, their worlds don’t overlap. But at a chance musical meet-up in Ireland they found that her 19th century American minstrel banjo tunes and his traditional Sicilian Tamburello (tambourine) rhythms fit very naturally together.

Working together they trace this musical globalism by re-imagining the encounter of the banjo and the frame drum, and other instruments, through their journey from Africa, the Middle East, through southern Europe and England, and over to the Americas.

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