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The T Sisters On Mountain Stage

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In her new album as Fiver, Simone Schmidt imagines the songs that might have been sung by women incarcerated at Ontario's Rockwood Asylum in the 19th century. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Songwriter Gives Voice To The Silenced Women Of Rockwood Asylum

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"This instrument right here, born in Africa, but then made in America and then altered by white America — that's the story of so much of our music," Rhiannon Giddens says of the banjo. John Peets/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rhiannon Giddens Speaks For The Silenced

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Jason Isbell joins Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers onstage during the Americana Music Honors & Awards Nominations Ceremony May 9, 2017. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music hide caption

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Holly Macve On World Cafe

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