This is a clip from a performance by Kronos Quartet which was recorded for the BBC and took place at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington DC on March 04, 2017. Strange Fruit was written by Abel Meeropol in 1937 and was arranged by Jacob Garchik for Kronos. The song, which Billie Holiday first sang in 1939, "protested American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans."
The BBC News story on Kronos Quartet and their project "50 for the Future" can be found here:
Produced by Bill McKenna
Shot and Edited by Felicia Barr and Bill McKenna