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Los Angeles

UCLA Royce Hall

Exhibition Detail
Carolina Chocolate Drops plus special guest
340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095


April 6th, 2012 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
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> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Performance
WEBSITE:  
http://www.uclalive.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
culver city/west la
EMAIL:  
info@uclalive.org
PHONE:  
310-825-2101
OPEN HOURS:  
Box-office window, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
UCLA (University of California Los Angeles)
TAGS:  
performance
COST:  
Tickets from $20 ($15 UCLA Students)
> DESCRIPTION
Steeped in the rich (yet largely uncelebrated) tradition of African-American string bands of the old South, the Carolina Chocolate Drops have been making a name for themselves with a uniquely modern vibe and approach. Since forming in 2005, the up-and-coming quartet has recorded four albums of brilliant material that Rolling Stone praises for its “dirt-floor-dance electricity.” Last year their hard work started to pay off — Genuine Negro Jig took home the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. All of the musicians sing and trade instruments including banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, snare drum, jug and kazoo. The quartet’s charm lies in an effortless ability to balance vintage sounds with a contemporary ethos. Band member Rhiannon Giddens sums it up best saying: “Tradition is a guide, not a jailer.”

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