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The Banjo: from Africa to America and beyond

Levi Collins, courtesy of Museum of Appalachia. Photographer – Robin Hood.
From January 14, 2006 – April 30, 2006 the McClung Museum will have a special exhibit on the banjo titled “The Banjo: From Africa to America and Beyond.”

On Saturday, January 14,2006 from 2-5 pm there will be a lecture and performance. Performing will be Bob Carlin, former John Hartford banjoist and specialist on 19th and early 20th Century banjos. The lecture presented by Ulf Jägfors, world specialist on African lutes, and Pete Ross, specialist on early African-American banjos, will focus on the birth of the banjo.

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