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Songs That Bring History to Life | TED Talks

Songs That Bring History to Life | TED Talks

Rhiannon Giddens reads historical accounts of slavery and the Civil War. You hear their embodiment in Giddens’ jazzy, bluesy interpretation of Black folk ballads and the emotive timbre of her operatic voice.


“Rhiannon Giddens pours the emotional weight of American history into her music. Listen as she performs traditional folk ballads — including “Waterboy,” “Up Above My Head,” and “Lonesome Road” by Sister Rosetta Tharp — and one glorious original song, “Come Love Come,” inspired by Civil War-era slave narratives.” ~ TED Talks


 

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

1 Comment

  1. smilecalm

    beautiful expression
    of the power of song 🙂

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