With banjo history, every corner you turn leads to a new discovery. For literally hundreds of years, our mysterious instrument continues to amuse, intrigue and survive. Indeed, it's a symbol of both exile and hope.
In this conversation, Dr. Laurent Dubois takes us on yet another adventure. This time, through the Caribbean where the banjo evolves in form, function and repertoire. All the while, it's taking-from and contributing-to many diverse cultures... and cementing its place in history. What tales it tells!
You're going to want to watch this Program several times. Indulge in Dr. Dubois thoughts. It's the stuff books are written of.
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'Ear Angels' 3 hrs
'Mt. Banjo Variations' 3 hrs