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Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi: They're Calling Me Home

Jude Rogers, The Guardian, 16 April 2021

RHIANNON GIDDENS' NEW ALBUM with Francesco Turrisi, her partner in life as well as music, explores two subjects that occupied them (and, frankly, the rest of us) over the last tumultuous year. One is often comforting: home. The other is usually the opposite: death. But for this American and Italian, locked-down in their adopted Ireland, they found that exploring these subjects through songs from the perspective of their respective upbringings was uplifting. "Every culture has these songs that are laments," said Giddens. "Those feelings that you have … you experience them through the song and at the end, you're a little bit lighter."

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