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Suwannee Banjo Camp (http://www.suwanneebanjocamp.com/)

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Suwannee Banjo Camp (http://www.suwanneebanjocamp.com/)

Time: March 19, 2010 at 6pm to March 21, 2010 at 7pm
Location: O'Leno State Park, High Springs, Florida
Website or Map: http://www.suwanneebanjocamp.…
Event Type: early, banjo, jola, ekonting, and, african, american, rhythms, in, old-time, music
Organized By: Greg Adams
Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2010

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Event Description

As many of you may know, Suwannee Banjo Camp has included an "African Roots" program for the last 3 years. This year continues this feature with Sana Ndiaye, Greg C. Adams, and Chuck Levy presenting instruction on the akonting/ekonting as well as an atmosphere of thoughtful exchange of ideas.

In addition, Greg Adams will be teaching an introduction to stroke style/minstrel banjo and Sule Greg Wilson will be teaching a class on African American rhythm in old-time music as part of the camp's offerings. If you are interested in other areas of banjo music, the camp also includes the following:

Old-time Instructors: Cathy Barton Para, Mac Benford, Paul Brown, Adam Hurt, Brad Leftwich, Chuck Levy and Ken Perlman.

Bluegrass Instructors: Scott Anderson, Janet Davis, James McKinney, Bill Keith, and Tony Trischka

Comment Wall

Comment by John Flynn on January 13, 2010 at 3:11pm
Any chance that you might teach a brief intro to the bones?

~John
Comment by Greg Adams on January 13, 2010 at 3:23pm
I won't be the only person there who can show the basics of the bones (although I am no bones expert, I can play). Sule Greg Wilson, who will also be there (see above), plays the bones as well as a whole variety of percussion instruments. Basically, the answer is, yes, there will be plenty of opportunity to get some bones training as well!
Comment by Trapdoor2 on January 13, 2010 at 8:32pm
I have been seriously considering attending for the akonting/ekonting instruction. I'm supposed to do another 'banjo history' gig up at The Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy this year (first week in May) and would like to have some experience with the African connection.
Comment by Greg Adams on January 13, 2010 at 8:36pm
To my knowledge, this banjo camp is currently the only one that is offering anything like this. If you can make it, it'd be great to have you there. It's a really intimate event with lots of access to music and musicians.
Comment by John Flynn on January 14, 2010 at 12:05pm
Thanks, Greg, but you're waaaay too modest. I've seen you in action at the SBC. That pretty much seals the deal for me. I'm going. It'll be number 7. I'm bringing my Bowlin and Wunderlich Tackhead. George is still working on my Boucher, so it won't be making the trip.
Comment by John Flynn on January 14, 2010 at 12:13pm
And Trapdoor, do come and bring your Ashborn.
Comment by Trapdoor2 on January 15, 2010 at 10:50pm
Well...the trial ballon was reasonably well received by the boss, so I'm putting it on the calendar. I think she's more excited about getting to go back to lovely Maryland in August though. ;-)

Oh, yeah, the Ashborn will be with me. I'll probably bring a trunkload of banjos. Looking forward to seeing y'all there!

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