Dear Friends,I am posting here the latest communique from Peter Szego, Jim Bollman, and Hank Schwartz regarding the 2014 Banjo Gathering (formerly known as the Banjo Collectors Gathering). This is the premiere event for those who are interested in modern scholarship about the banjo's historic role in the great tapestry of the American Experience! If you are able to be on hand for this event, you won't be disappointed. I've only missed one year since 2001 (and that was because of a hectic…See More
Thank you for your reply. As I mentioned earlier, Shlomo and I have expanded these few paragraphs into a fully foot-noted 21 page essay for Bob Winans' forthcoming book with UIP.
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Thank you for the follow up. Yes, the Slave Voyages Database is great. Everyone should spend time with it! Several years ago I downloaded all of the data into a single spreadsheet and began trying to correlate early banjo references with…"
"Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje has done a good bit of pioneering research on West African fiddling traditions and I believe she is working on a project focused on African-American fiddling and potential correlations with Africa and maybe the…"
If the Add as Friend button worked, I'd add you. It's blue on my screen -- only the green buttons work. (Well, some of the red ones do.) I assume Bill Gates owns Ning, and makes life here hard for Mac users.
Hey Greg... No, problem... I knew I would see you somewhere, sometime. I'd appreciate any feedback, and also I'd like to talk about akontings. I saw the vid of you in Florida last March and had lots of questions.