Rolling Stone highlights Rhiannon Giddens for her influence on a new wave of country music demanding acknowledgment of the genre’s true history. Giddens discusses the contrast between country music of black experience, and the same of white experience.
Giddens’ scholarship in musical composition and history have woven numerous works of black experience, history, and Americana music including lyrics of “slave narratives and difficult histories”.
“The idea of what country music is has been carefully constructed to seem like it was always white,” Giddens asserts, attributing such falsity to the century-old practice of cultural appropriation and the borrowing of black tradition by white people.
Read Rolling Stone‘s full article here.
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