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LISTEN: Giri and Uma Peters, “The Cuckoo”

May 28, 2019

LISTEN: Giri and Uma Peters,

Artist: Giri and Uma Peters
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “The Cuckoo”
Album: Origins
Release Date: May 31, 2019

In Their Words: “We first learned this song from Rhiannon Giddens. This song is an old English folk song from a long time ago. We had a chance to hear some earlier versions of the song when visiting the Rinzler Archives at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in 2017. It is so interesting to see how it has evolved. This is our interpretation of ‘The Cuckoo,’ which also happens to be our dog Zoey’s personal favorite song. Zoey has memorized the melody, and comes close to where we are playing with her tail wagging and howls along.” — Giri and Uma Peters

Photo credit: Sarah Hanson

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LISTEN: Giri and Uma Peters,
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