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The banjo : America's African instrument

Author: Laurent Dubois
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2015031048
(OCoLC)918562916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurent Dubois
ISBN: 9780674968813 0674968816
OCLC Number: 956478923
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Sounding Africa --
The first African instrument --
Three leaves --
The sound of freedom --
The banjo meets blackface --
Rings like silver, shines like gold --
Black banjo --
Sounding America.
Responsibility: Laurent Dubois.
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