Music documentary

Rhiannon Giddens of Greensboro to Appear in Ken Burns Documentary ‘Country Music’ | Entertainment

Born to an African-American mother and white father, Giddens, 42, became known for exploring African-American history for her music. She plays banjo and violin among other instruments. The modern banjo, she noted, is inspired by the African instrument known as akonting, which is made from a gourd. At the beginning of its existence, the American […]

Music series

Country Music Series by Ken Burns | THIRTEEN

The eight parts Country music premieres of the series from Sunday September 15 to Wednesday September 18 at 8 p.m. and from Sunday September 22 to Wednesday September 25 at 8 p.m. From Civil war and The Roosevelts at Jazz and Baseball and Jackie robinson, no one tells the incredible stories of our country like […]

Music documentary

Ken Burns’ new country music documentary explores the history of the genre

In his new documentary, filmmaker Ken Burns delves deeply into the origins, history and colorful personalities of country music. Airing September 15 on PBS, the eight-part film Country music is a joyous celebration of a uniquely American kind. Burns takes a close look at the evolution of country music through the work of artists like […]