Yes, Folk Music is Black Music

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Maiysha Kai chats with Grammy award winner singer Rhiannon Giddens about her new opera ‘Omar’ about a African enslaved Muslim, what it took to transition from songwriting to developing an opera, her new children’s book ‘Build a Home’ which is based on her song of that she collaborated with Yo Yo Ma of the same title, how white people co-opted Folk music from Black people. 

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