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The Banjo
by Laurent Dubois
Harvard University Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-674-96881-3 | Cloth: 978-0-674-04784-6
Library of Congress Classification ML1015.B3D83 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 787.881909

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
American slaves drew on memories of African musical traditions to construct instruments from carved-out gourds covered with animal skin. Providing a sense of rootedness, solidarity, and consolation, banjo picking became an essential part of black plantation life, and its unmistakable sound remains versatile and enduring today, Laurent Dubois shows.

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