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Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story’
A documentary of the Grammy-winning African-American string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops from John Whitehead. It’s an extraordinary film, one that details how bandmates Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson and Dom Flemons (the latter two are no longer with the group) refocused attention on African-American contributions to string band music, and to such genres as country and bluegrass, through the sheer power and beauty of their performances. It also demonstrates, painfully at times, how difficult it can be for three talented people with sometimes-conflicting creative ideas and different personalities, not to mention romantic entanglements, to be in a band together. An unbeatable combo of music and story.
See it: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St., Wilmington