RHIANNON GIDDENS
IBMA BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2017 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

from her website:

10 OCT 2017

Hey all! So loved being asked to write the keynote address for this year's IBMA conference in Raleigh, NC. Here's the full video.

(I look pained, but trust me I was enjoying myself. Talking about history makes me happy! May have been a bit nervous giving my first major speech though...)

The following day, Rhiannon Giddens was named a MacArthur Foundation 2017 Grant Winner.

RHIANNON GIDDENS
IBMA BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2017 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

from her website:

10 OCT 2017

Hey all! So loved being asked to write the keynote address for this year's IBMA conference in Raleigh, NC. Here's the full video.

(I look pained, but trust me I was enjoying myself. Talking about history makes me happy! May have been a bit nervous giving my first major speech though...)

The following day, Rhiannon Giddens was named a MacArthur Foundation 2017 Grant Winner.

Quotes from Rhiannon: 
"I am just thrilled to announce that I have been named a MacArthur Foundation fellow! Such an inspiring group of people to be in. So many things I want to do - but the first thing is to thank whoever nominated and supported me for this grant - it means the world to me, and to the projects I have been longing to do, and to the beautiful collaborators who have helped me get to this point. Watch this space!"

"Proud to be among these fine folks as a MacArthur Fellow for 2017! In the words of another "Mac Fellow," I am not throwing away my shot...biiiig plans afoot!"

The MacArthur fellowships, awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for exceptional “originality, insight and potential.”

Read the New York Times piece here

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