May 13, 2011

Banjo Player

Living History at Fort Nisqually, Washington

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We enjoyed the banjo music and the talk about the history of the banjo, which is descended from an African instrument.
"The banjo is both the voice of an ancient African hunter-gatherer and the voice of the urban American performer of the industrial age."
~ John Salicco, Performer and Historian

2 comments:

  1. Hi Linda,
    I like the sound of the banjo.
    I thought its from Europe.

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  2. I like it too! Historians say it was brought to the Americas by African slaves.

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