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History of the Banjo from Africa to the New World

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History of the Banjo from Africa to the New World

Time: June 18, 2014 at 10am to August 10, 2014 at 4:30pm
Location: Artist's Cabin at the USFS/Tallac Historic Site
Street: Highway 89 (lakeside 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe, CA)
City/Town: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Website or Map: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recare…
Phone: 760 937 1538 (personal cell)
Event Type: exhibition, of, banjos, and, eary, banjo, building
Organized By: Bob and Leilani Thornburg
Latest Activity: May 27, 2014

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Event Description

This exibition of approximately 30 banjos and related items focuses on African roots, reproductions of slave instruments,  banjos entering the main stream culture and ends with early factory made instruments.  A wordbench is set up in the center of the exhibit and visitors can watch as gourd and grain measure banjos are being built. The exhibit is open Wednesday through Saturday each week.

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