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GIVE ME THE BANJO
Posted By admin On October 30, 2011 @ 8:00 pm In All,Highlights,Videos | Comments Disabled
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Watch PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me the Banjo – Preview  on PBS. See more from PBS. 
Narrated by Steve Martin, a banjoist himself, the film explores the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass, and country. It is a story of America’s quintessential musical instrument from its African slavery roots to the 21st century, featuring performances and commentary from contemporary folk musicians such as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as from leading music historians, instrument builders, and collectors. Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash hosts. GIVE ME THE BANJO is produced and directed by Marc Fields with Michael Kantor as executive producer. Tony Trischka is co-producer and music director.
GIVE ME THE BANJO airs as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival .
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