African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia

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African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia Sociology
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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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