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Thursday, February 17 2011

Carolina Chocolate Drops / Luminescent Orchestra: EP

Tradition, made modern.


Wednesday, June 30 2010

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Shine a Light on Country Music’s Neglected Roots

"We listen to a lot of traditional music but we can only use it as it's relevant to us," Robinson says. Instead, the goal is to keep the "bare bones" of the original song and then incorporate their own varied influences.


Thursday, May 27 2010

Race in America, Race in Music: Different Trains,  Same Two Tracks

It's an American pop music creation myth: that blues and folk music developed along two distinct tracks, with their own distinct traditions, divided along racial lines. The truth is, of course, far more slippery and complicated.


Monday, February 22 2010

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Genuine Negro Jig

It's this immersion in their cultural history and their willingness to engage it with their cultural present that sets the Carolina Chocolate Drops apart from the indie-folk dilettantes.


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