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JanetB replied to topic 'TOTW 4/9/21 - Farewell Princeton (from Clyde Davenport)' 28 min
Playing Since: 1994
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Chuck Devinne refurbished Vega Style N tenor banjo body (original neck was broken) with replacement 5-string neck; George Wunderlich reproduction Boucher-style banjo; Jim Hartel Ashborn reproduction; 1979 Gibson Mastertone; no-name 1890s banjo I got from Bob Smakula.
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I am currently a processing archivist at the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. I recently graduated with a master's degree in Ethnomusicology Program from the University of Maryland, College Park. I am also Project Director for a National Endowment of the Humanities Level-I Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant and am co-developer of the Banjo Sightings Database with banjo historian George Wunderlich. I enjoy conducting independent research on early banjo history as well as early banjo performance practice, the study of such West African instruments as the Jola ekonting, the Bamana and Mandinka ngoni, and the general study of early American black face minstrelsy.
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