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The Banjo: An African Gift to American Music

Lecture no. 9 from the course: America's Musical Heritage

The Banjo: An African Gift to American Music

Taught by Professor Anthony Seeger | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

Follow the story of the banjo, a musical instrument whose development is intertwined with larger American themes of slavery, conflict, struggle, ingenuity, and musical inventiveness. Plus, learn how musical instruments change shape and sound, and deepen your understanding of the ways we interpret cultural and musical ownership today.

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