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Rhiannon Giddens Mentors Eleven-Year-Old Banjo Player

Rhiannon Giddens and Uma Peters are one of twelve teams selected for the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprentice Program. Nashville — Rhiannon Giddens, co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, is passing her distinctive banjo skills to eleven-year-old musician, Uma Peters through a

Folklife Apprenticeship Program Preserves Tennessee Traditions

Nashville — The Tennessee Arts Commission Folklife Program announces its 2018 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program awardees. In its second year, the Apprenticeship Program is designed to encourage the sustainability, continued development and proliferation of our state’s diverse folklife traditions. “The Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program was

White Oak Basketmakers Offer Public Demonstration

Nashville — A master and apprentice team from the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program will be demonstrating white oak basketmaking in Woodbury on Saturday, April 15, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Master white oak basketmaker Sue Williams of Morrison and her apprentice Brenda

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