While thoughts of love, sex and power dominate Nashville Ballet's Lucy Negro Redux, for Rhiannon Giddens the work is about uncovering a hidden part of history.
In the full interview, Giddens reminds us of the diversity of 16th-century London, which is rarely seen in media. Plus, she describes the feeling of picking up the "right" instrument, as well as how she transformed one of her most popular songs to deliberately take the audience off balance.
For more information about Lucy Negro Redux, you can review our coverage of the premiere.
To hear three complete performances of music from the ballet, visit our Live in Studio C archive.
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