The Banjo Project
The Banjo Project is celebrating the connection between African and American music. The banjo is one of the main instruments that came to the United States through Africa.
We will show a short video about the Akonting followed by local musicians demonstrating a variety of current styles.
Walter Spencer - Video of African banjo, the Akonting
Chris Berry - 2&3 finger old time picking banjo
Tom Sauber - Clawhammer banjo
Steve Shapiro - Irish Tenor banjo
Fred Sokolow - Bluegrass banjo
Monika White - moderator