Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

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Her fingers are just that fast. Among the most brilliant guitarists of this generation, Molly Tuttle brings accolades of brash, beautiful musicianship to an unforgettable Cistern Yard concert experience that is truly original.

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The Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane: Gifted saxophonist Ravi Coltrane pays tribute to the musical legacy of his mother—an incomparable keyboardist, harpist, and singer—for one celebratory evening embracing and commemorating her lasting influence.

The War and Treaty

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The husband-and-wife duo return to Spoleto for a concert trumpeting their signature bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll in an exhilarating exchange of energy with the audience.

Allison Russell

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This Grammy-nominated artist’s cathartic and soulful voice takes centerstage in this Cistern Yard concert–a display of her extraordinary gift of songcraft that roars with dignity and hope in the face of overwhelming darkness.

Nduduzo Makhathini

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A deep spirituality is inseparable from the improvisational performance of pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, whose cross-continental, multilayered melodic groove is informed by a childhood where music and ritual are symbolically linked.