The Appropriation of African Music: History of the Banjo

/*! elementor – v3.5.4 – 23-01-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Cultural Appropriate and The Banjo The banjo is described as being an instrument very similar to the Kora and typically has four strings. Commonly seen a white instrument contributed to “red-necks” or “hillbillies” the banjo has a long and intensive history, […]

Rhiannon Giddens – Folk Music Pioneer

Rhiannon Giddens-Folk Music Pioneer Folk music originates from oral story-telling that has been down through generations of families. The folk music that we know and love today, would not be here if it was not for efforts of African American/black people. Folk music like many other music forms was crafted and perfected by black musicians […]