Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Sunday 12 July 2020 / 15.00-16.15 h. / Main Stage

Doors open at 12.00 h.
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.
This is a standing concert day with different categories (golden circle & standard).

Sunday 12 July 2020
Main Stage
19.30-21.00 h. – Van Morrison
17.00-18.15 h. – Marc Cohn and The Blind Boys of Alabama
15.00-16.15 h. – Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
13.00-14.15 h. – Steven De bruyn


Garden Stage
21.00-22.00 h. – Compro Oro
18.15-19.15 h. – TBC
16.15-16.50 h. – TBC
14.15-14.50 h. – TBC

After her performance at Gent Jazz in 2015, Knack Focus wrote: ‘Give Rhiannon Giddens another record or two and she can perform here on a bigger stage.’ Prophetic words! In 2017, Giddens released the album Freedom Highway, described by door Pitchfork as proof that American folk can still be relevant and complex, and in 2019 added There Is No Other, which received no less than five stars from The Guardian. ‘Giddens is going supernova’, the British paper wrote, ‘and it’s a blistering thing’. For the latter album, she also called on the Italian jazz pianist Francesco Turrisi, who will also be there at Gent Jazz, and with the help of top producer Joe Henry, the two went looking for the overlap between Western, African and Arab folk music. The result? ‘Blistering’ comes close, yes. ‘Exquisite’ does too. And why not: ‘Amazing!’