Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC:African Roots of the Banjo 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC  African Roots of the Banjo   
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Art Menius  Weekly Program  No excerpting/modifying without permission. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
These twenty new three-minute specials highlight bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. These traditions and stories are the soul and spirit of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina. Celebrated musician, folklorist, and storyteller Laura Boosinger hosts Down the Road, produced by Kim Clark of WNCW-FM.
Laura Boosinger 
Notes: Credits:
The roots of the banjo trace directly to West Africa. White Southerners learned to play early gourd banjos, probably built from the African slaves memories. The banjo was popularized in the 19th century by minstrel shows. Though it seemed close to disappearing in the late 20th century, the African-American banjo tradition has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, led by such young artists as Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, Jerron Paxton, and Amythyst Kiah.   Laura Boosinger - narrator
Kim Clark - producer and engineer for WNCW 
Topics | Arts and Humanities | History | Music | American | Bluegrass | Blues  
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Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script    06-13-2018  English 
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File Info
DownTheRoadAfricanRoots  320Kbps mp3 (6.87MB) Stereo 


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