Carolina Chocolate Drops have been creating a buzz with their pursuit of American roots music with an African persuasion such as jug band styles. In 2010, their debut album, Genuine Negro Jig was not only critically acclaimed but garnered a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. The band drew in wider styles and its follow up, Leaving Eden took an even broader sweep of American roots. At this point, cello playing Leyla McCalla joined founder member, Rhiannon Giddens, on the lineup.

After a flurry of projects with T-Bone Burnett (The Hunger Games soundtrack), producer Jac Holzman (Chimes of Freedom, Amnesty International’s Bob Dylan Tribute), and The Chieftains, Leyla and Rhiannon return to The Met to tantalise us with their solo material as well some CCD classics.

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Last session: Thu 10 Oct 2013 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met

Rhiannon Giddens and Leyla McCalla

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