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Folk Grammy winners, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, performed at Tufts
February 14, 2011, 1:46 pm
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Did you watch the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards last night? Were you surprised by the winners? Well, if you only paid attention to the major awards that were televised, then you probably didn’t see that the Carolina Chocolate Drops were awarded a gilded gramophone for their album, “Genuine Negro Jig,” in the Best Traditional Folk Album category. This black string band trio from North Carolina performed in the Distler Auditorium at the Granoff Music Center at the beginning of last semester on September 14, 2010. Tufts staff photographer Alonso Nichols was there to capture the action as band members Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons and Justin Robinson took turns singing and fiddling, playing banjos, jugs, and other traditional instruments, and even showing off a jig or two. Here’s a look back at the new Grammy winners’ show.