Black String Band Tunes and Early Blues Music

September 30, 2005

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Rhiannon Giddens and Dom Flemons will present a musical performance titled “Black String Band Tunes and Early Blues” at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center at 12:15 p.m., Thursday Oct. 20 in Davis Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Giddens and Flemons are part of the trio, Sankofa Strings, performing early 20th century African-American music.

The performance is part of the Arts Alive! series sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Committee on Visual and Performing Arts and the Hawthorne Hill Society. For information, contact Jim Steele, (336) 716-3487.


Media Contacts: Jim Steele,, or Karen Richardson,, at (336) 716-4587.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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