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Carolina Chocolate Drops, Luminescent Orchestrii 

When: Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $24-52
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This Duke Performances presentation pairs two acts working in different parts of the traditional music world. Durham's own Carolina Chocolate Drops revive the string music of black musicians from more than a century ago. Their approach has an archival tendency, giving new life to old sounds without really updating them all that much. Still, their spirited attacks on guitars, banjos, washboard and an array of antiquated instruments are energetic in a way that never seems aged. New York's Luminescent Orchestrii makes gypsy punk that injects rock energy into Eastern European sounds. They feel at once familiar and foreign. —Jordan Lawrence

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