African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: Study Folk Traditions
- Author: Cecelia Conway
- Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press
- Published: October 1995
- ISBN-10: 0870498932
- ISBN-13: 9780870498930
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 9X7.5X1
- Weight: 1.75
- Subject: Musical Instruments - Strings
Our Price: $29.95
Drawing in part on interviews with elderly African-American banjo players from the Piedmont, Conway (English, Appalachian State U.) reveals the similarity of pre-blues black banjo lyric patterns, improvisational playing, and the accompanying dance styles to traditional West African music. This fascinating study also discusses the instrument itself and individual songsters. B&w photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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