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African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: A Study of Folk Traditions

Cecelia Conway
Format
Book
Published
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1995.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Series
Publications of the American Folklore Society. New Series
Publications of the American Folklore Society New Series (Unnumbered)
ISBN
0870498932 (pbk. : alk. paper), 0870498924 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Introduction: Griots of piedmont North Carolina and portrait of songster Will Baldwin
  • Signifying at the crossroads : African-American traditions of the folk banjo
  • The ritual of minstrelsy : some were buffoons, but others were apprentices
  • Mountain echoes of the African banjo
  • The banjo : its changing form, construction, and use
  • The transmission of playing methods and tunings
  • The banjo song genre : Dink Roberts' man-against-the-law songs
  • Garfield : man against the law, but a man with a community
  • Conclusion.
Description
xxviii, 394 p. : ill. 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
Series Statement
Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series (Unnumbered)
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