Rhiannon Giddens Receives 625,000 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grant

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Rhiannon Giddens Receives 625,000 MacArthur Foundation 'Genius Grant
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Rhiannon Giddens is among the 24 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grants." The 40 year-old Greensboro, North Carolina, singer/songwriter and co-founder of the Grammy-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops will receive a five-year grant of $625,000, which is intended to allow the recipient to pursue his or her work without financial concern.

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