Hi, everyone. I have been at work on a CD of my peculiar approach to early banjo. It's called "American Akonting," and it's available on cdbaby.com. There is already a video of me playing Gottschalk's "The Banjo" here (and that's on the CD, too), but I also recorded his earlier piece "Bamboula," and so I just made a video of myself playing it, since that seems to be the way to share this sort of thing these days. Because evidence on actual African-American banjo playing before 1900 is so rare, I think that these bits of evidence are important, even if it requires a bit of invention to pull them together. I hope you find it interesting.