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Rhiannon Giddens jams with Giri and Uma Peters

Rhiannon Giddens plays "Pretty Little Girl" with Giri and Uma Peters, two kids of Indian descent from Nashville who were one of the hits of last week's World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh. After reading that Carolina Chocolate Drops had inspired Uma to take up banjo, Giddens arranged a meeting at their home in Nashville and stayed about two hours, teaching them songs, history and musical techniques.

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Rhiannon Giddens jams with Giri and Uma Peters

Rhiannon Giddens plays "Pretty Little Girl" with Giri and Uma Peters, two kids of Indian descent from Nashville who were one of the hits of last week's World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh. After reading that Carolina Chocolate Drops had inspired Uma to take up banjo, Giddens arranged a meeting at their home in Nashville and stayed about two hours, teaching them songs, history and musical techniques.
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Rhiannon Giddens jams with Giri and Uma Peters 0:45

Rhiannon Giddens jams with Giri and Uma Peters

9-year-old Uma Peters playing old-time banjo at IBMA 0:39

9-year-old Uma Peters playing old-time banjo at IBMA

Hot hotel lobby jams with Michael Cleveland 3:26

Hot hotel lobby jams with Michael Cleveland

Backstage jam with the Del McCoury and his band 2:32

Backstage jam with the Del McCoury and his band