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For those interested in the African roots of the banjo

131 Members, Created 1/27/2011 -

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The Banjo Tree

THE BANJO TREE      I am on the Caribbean island of St. john, at the Annaburg Plantation.       Just down the hill from the sugar house, almost... Read More
From Gordy Ohliger 6 years ago
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Not to get swept up...

It's easy to get swept up in the shorthand of "The Banjo came from Africa" and yet...  None of the major banjo researchers claim specifically that the banjo came from Africa.... Read More
From danl 6 years ago
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New member

Hi all, I've just signed on to Banjo Hangout and was really psyched to find this particular group. I'm extremely interested in the history of the banjo, especially its African heritage. Is... Read More
From rash 7 years ago
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Huh? Wha?

I want to post a photo of me playing with a guy from Mali.  Where is the button ? I can write in here but no place for a photo...i see other photos here.
From Gordy Ohliger 9 years ago
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Laemouahuma (Daniel) Jatta interview in the Old-TIme Herald.

Hello Friends,   Just a note to alert you that an interview I conducted with Laemouahuma (Daniel) Jatta has been published in the most recent issue of the Old-Time Herald (Volume... Read More
From ChuckJo 10 years ago
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