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Fiddle and Three-Part Harmony with the Quebe Sisters Sept. 19

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Texas fiddle group The Quebe Sisters Band will perform at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library on Thursday, Sept. 19, as the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) presents an evening of Western swing, hot jazz, and vintage country music.

The Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee) Sisters are Grace, Sophia, and Hulda—fiddlers who also sing in vintage style three-part harmony.

The Washington Post wrote: “Hearing the Quebe Sisters sing is nothing short of mesmerizing—perhaps because they make music that most have only experienced via grainy black-and-white TV screens or crackling vinyl. Imagine the angelic Andrews Sisters (of “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” fame) singing in top form—and then ripping into a nimble fiddle breakdown.”

The free, 5:30 p.m. performance will take place in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room.

Prior to the event, attendees can view a one-day exhibit titled “Swing West! Texas Swing, Hot Jazz and Vintage Country and Western” in the Wilson Library lobby. Photographs, sheet music, and recordings will highlight the Southern Folklife Collection’s extensive holdings documenting these music styles.

The concert and exhibit are sponsored by the Southern Folklife Collection and the Friends of the Library.

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