A MacArthur "Genius Grant" winner! This is good news. I assume we can expect more from this amazing musician recording music from the African-American experience in a way that re-energizes this music from past decades.
Meet Rhiannon Giddens, Newly Minted MacArthur 'Genius'
"Today, Giddens joins the impressive list of artists and thinkers who've received so-called "Genius Grants" from the MacArthur Foundation. The recipients — others this year include Tyshawn Sorey and Yuval Sharon — each receive $625,000 with no strings attached, in the hope that they can pursue their work without financial limitations." The record
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