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Coffee chat with Rhiannon Giddens

Coffee chat with Rhiannon Giddens In-Person

Giddens, the North Carolina singer-songwriter and banjoist and founding member of the Grammy-winning group the Carolina Chocolate Drops, is helping to revive the African-American string band tradition and defying stereotypes of music genres. She plays multiple string instruments including the fiddle and the banjo, inspired by the history of black string bands.


A lover of country, folk, and bluegrass music, she is, according to Bluegrass Today, “dismantling the myth of a homogenous Appalachia.” She is defying the long-held assumptions that American banjo, fiddle, even country music, was invented by and belong only to White people. Join us for some conversation, Q&A, and a little bit of music!


Our way of honoring the contributions of all cultures to the American music scene, the importance of correcting the history of narratives, and a way to say thank you to the hard work done by all at Marquette University this past year. More information to follow. Moderated by Diederich College of Communication Lecturer and the CTL’s very own Sheena Carey.


Center for Teaching & Learning

Ralph Metcalfe Chair

Marquette University Black Alumni Association

Center for the Advancement of the Humanities


Friday, April 23, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
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Karina Mendoza

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