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Omar, the opera with music and libretto by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, makes its long-awaited world premiere next Friday, May 27 in Charleston, SC at the Spoleto Festival. In the lead-up to this first performance, Giddens has released her own recording of the song “Julie’s Aria” that is featured in the opera.
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I suppose there should be a genre called “world Americana”, and if there were, this would be it.
Leyla played with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and if you don’t know them you should, and if you do know them, then enough said.
This is masterful, soulful folk music fused with afro rhythms and audio samples from Haitian archives. Sung in French, this is truly a musical melting pot. Lute FP