Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia

Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia

produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Description
The sounds and social history of African American banjo playing—32 superb instrumentals and vocals, recorded between 1974 and 1997. Extensively annotated with performer's life histories, tunings, lyrics, bibliography, and discography. The banjo's gourd ancestors came to the Americas with enslaved Africans, forging the link between West African griots and performers of 20th-century blues and string-band music. 64 minutes.
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
1 hour 4 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Folk Song, Country/Rural Blues, Instrumental
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Producer
Cecilia Conway, Scott Odell
Release Date
1998
Subject
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Folk Music, United States and Canada, Música Folk, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Música Folk, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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