My Music with Rhiannon Giddens

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Host Rhiannon Giddens performs and talks with pipa master Wu Man, a 2023 NEA National Heritage Fellow who has been part of Silkroad Ensemble since its founding in 2000 by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. They talk about the origins of the pipa and discuss Silkroad’s multi-year “American Railroad” project.

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    Sandeep Das is a virtuoso on the northern India drums called tabla, and his musical education included living for 12 years in the home of a famous guru. Sandeep and host Rhiannon share a visit in L.A.’s Union Station that concludes with a Silkroad Ensemble performance at U.C. Berkeley featuring the tabla.

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    Host Rhiannon Giddens visits with Mazz Swift, a violinist, vocalist and improvisational conductor whose musical journey includes education at Juilliard, playing music in the New York subway and working with goats on a farm.

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    Host Rhiannon Giddens shares a musical visit with Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist in a historic North Carolina train station. They discuss the harp’s place in different musical traditions and talk about Maeve’s original composition for Silkroad Ensemble’s “American Railroad” project.

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