The Afro-Atlantic Origins of the Banjo

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Mon, 02/17/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
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Joe Clement presents a collection of traditional banjo music and documentaries shining light on the Afro-Atlantic origins of the banjo, and some of its enduring significance for American history.

Rhiannon Giddens performs: Julie and Better Get Yer Lernin'

Marc Dewitt art history lesson on The Banjo Lesson (image to the right)

Rhiannon Giddens on David Holt's State of Music, the lost history of the banjo, and The Great American Tapestry

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