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Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways Released

Classic BanjoClassic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways is a 30-track compilation that captures the great versatility of the banjo and its part in shaping American musical identity, including the instrument’s vital role in the 1960s folk revival. Classic Banjo was compiled by ethnomusicologist Greg Adams and archivist Jeff Place from over 300 albums, and is the 22nd release in the acclaimed Classic Series.

‘Classic Banjo’ Explores The Versatility And Vitality Of An American Musical Staple

Classic BanjoThe history of the banjo stretches across a complex, international terrain, from West Africa and the Caribbean, to North America and around the world. On August 6, Smithsonian Folkways will release ‘Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways,’ a 30-track compilation that captures the great versatility of the banjo and how it helped shape American musical identity, including the instrument’s vital role in the 1960s folk revival.

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