First Citizens Bank Front Row

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi

Sponsored By: First Citizens Bank

Venue: College of Charleston Cistern Yard

Duration: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes


A celebration of shared experience


“one of American music’s most vitally prolific artists” – Rolling Stone

Tracing the overlooked movement of sounds from Africa and the Arabic world and their influence on European and American music, Rhiannon Giddens (Omar, p 4) and Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi illuminate the universality of music and the commonality of human experience. For a dreamy night in the live oak-canopied Cistern Yard, listen as these two 2022 Grammy-nominated artists play selections from their albums there is no Other and They’re Calling Me Home.


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Programming at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard is kindly endowed by Carlos, Lisa, and Blake Evans.