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Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi bring folk fusion to Bing Concert Hall

American bluegrass virtuoso and Italian percussionist explore cultural crossovers

Fiddler, ethnomusicologist and bluegrass virtuoso Rhiannon Giddens, and Italian percussion master Francesco Turrisi will explore cultural crossovers in a diverse range of musical traditions at a concert at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall Friday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40-$95.

Best known as one of the founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Giddens was a 2017 MacArthur Genius Award recipient. Giddens and Turrisi will also give a lecture and demonstration titled "there is no Other: Musical Routes to Racial Justice," at Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m.

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