The Banjo: America’s African Instrument

The Banjo: America’s African Instrument

The banjo has been called by many names over its history, but they all refer to the same sound―strings humming over skin―that has eased souls and electrified crowds for centuries. The Banjo invites us to hear that sound afresh in a biography of one of America’s iconic folk instruments. Attuned to a rich heritage spanning continents and cultures, Laurent Dubois traces the banjo from humble origins, revealing how it became one of the great stars of American musical life.In the seventeenth century, enslaved people in the Caribbean and North America drew on their memories of varied African musical traditions to construct instruments from carved-out gourds covered with animal skin. Providing a much-needed sense of rootedness, solidarity, and consolation, banjo picking became an essential part of black plantation life. White musicians took up the banjo in the nineteenth century, when it became the foundation of the minstrel show and began to be produced industrially on a large scale. Even as this instrument found its way into rural white communities, however, the banjo remained central to African American musical performance.Twentieth-century musicians incorporated the instrument into styles ranging from ragtime and jazz to Dixieland, bluegrass, reggae, and pop. Versatile and end...

  • Brand: Laurent Dubois
  • ASIN: 0674047842

Donner Rechargeable Clip on Tuner for All Instrument, Guitar Ukulele Bass Banjo Vionlin Mandolin Digital Metronome Tuner Tone Generator 3 in 1

Donner Rechargeable Clip on Tuner for All Instrument, Guitar Ukulele Bass Banjo Vionlin Mandolin Digital Metronome Tuner Tone Generator 3 in 1

Specifications: 3 In 1: Metronome, Digital Tuner and Tone Generator Tuning Instrument: Guitar, Bass, Violin, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin Tuning Keys: Chromatic, F, Bb, Eb Detection Range: 27.5Hz (A0)-4186Hz (C8) Tempo Range: 30-280bmp Tuning Mod: Clip on pick up Tuning Accuracy: ±1Cent A4 Calibration: 430-450 Hz Charging Voltage: 5V Auto Power: Ultra-low-power and auto power-off Power Supply: Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery(120mAH) Net Weight: 51g Caution: 1.Do not use alcohol, gasoline and other strong cleaning chemicals to clean the LCD screen or body case. 2.Do not hit or the body case or screen beside the top. Otherwise it will lead to machine failure. 3.Do not use or keep at high temperature, heat, humility place. 4.When the battery is insuffucuent, please use the charger to charge. 5.If the product is updated and improved, without notice change. Package included: 1 X Donner DT-4 3 in 1 1 X USB Cable 1 X Product Manuel

  • Color: DT-4
  • Brand: Donner
  • ASIN: B077FJKX92

Miniature Banjo Christmas Ornament,Mini Musical Instrument Dollhouse Model Home Decoration (5.1 inch/13CM)

Miniature Banjo Christmas Ornament,Mini Musical Instrument Dollhouse Model Home Decoration (5.1 inch/13CM)

**We focuses on supplying all kinds of quality, stylish and attractive items to help improve customers' high quality life, devotes to improving customers' on-line shopping experience. Is committed to give customer an excellent shopping experience ,if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us., We will reply you in 24 hours. strives to be a trusted partner and seek to achieve customer satisfaction.We will provide you with a better product experience, and your satisfaction is our greatest pleasure!

  • Color: wood color
  • Brand: LS
  • ASIN: B07429RFBF
  • UPC: 671423877618

Plan Toys Banjo

Plan Toys Banjo

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Not for children under 3 years. Plan Toys well-designed Banjo will fascinate and help children learn the different sounds they can make while strumming the different cords. With the unique appearance and function of banjo, children can use their fingers to play and create sound which is a good way to practice fine motor skill which also influences hand-eye coordination and listening ability. Children are amazed by the sound created while using their fingers to play the banjo, this is a good way to let them experiment where the sound comes from and also help develop their concentration and problem solving skills.

  • Color: Red
  • Brand: PlanToys
  • ASIN: B000TR6OXQ
  • UPC: 885262665262

Pyle 5-String Geared Tunable Banjo with White Jade Tune Pegs & Rosewood Fretboard Polished Rich Wood Finish Maplewood Bridge Stand & Truss Rod Adjustment Tool (PBJ60)

Pyle 5-String Geared Tunable Banjo with White Jade Tune Pegs & Rosewood Fretboard Polished Rich Wood Finish Maplewood Bridge Stand & Truss Rod Adjustment Tool (PBJ60)

The Pyle PBJ60 five-string banjo features the classic, traditional-style binding design. The rich wood and high-gloss finish is accented with white jade machine head tuner key pegs and chrome-plated hardware. Constructed from quality components including REMO M1 drumhead, rosewood fretboard and shabili wood body. It's designed to sound as good as it looks! The player will share the reminiscence of the iconic upbeat banjo tone with the style we've learned to love. Enjoy classic banjo sound and style with the Pyle PBJ60.

  • Brand: Pyle
  • ASIN: B0062IWNCC
  • UPC: 068889006841

Banjo Musical Instrument Art - 11x14 Unframed Patent Print - Great Gift for Banjo Players

Banjo Musical Instrument Art - 11x14 Unframed Patent Print - Great Gift for Banjo Players

Bring a vintage twist to any household. This is a real photographic print, not a cheap inkjet print like some others, and are sure to class up your home decor. The original patent artwork has been reinterpreted by award winning artist Norm Lanier.* HOW FUN - These prints are guaranteed to be a great addition to any room. * READY TO FRAME - You get one 11" x 14" print. 11" x 14" frames are super easy to buy here on Amazon or at any department or craft store. Choose the frames that work with your decor. * MADE TO LAST - The prints are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper for a lifetime of enjoyment.

  • Color: Brown
  • Brand: Personalized Signs by Lone Star Art
  • ASIN: B06XT4WVHH

Banjo instrument Vinyl Decal Sticker (White)

Banjo instrument Vinyl Decal Sticker (White)

  • Color: MULTI
  • Brand: Slap-Art
  • ASIN: B0764LHVZJ
  • UPC: 651973096134

*RARE* AFRICAN BANJO GOURD* 7 seeds*SHOWY* #1179*

*RARE* AFRICAN BANJO GOURD* 7 seeds*SHOWY* #1179*

**I LOVE plants that can be neglected and still thrive well... *BANJO GOURD (Cucurbita foetidissima), also known as a banger gourd, has the perfect size and shape for making home-made banjos, much like the original gourd banjos made in West Africa and brought to this country by slaves. How much fun would it be to make such an instrument? Requires a growing season - 110 days! And sufficient seasoning to produce the hard shell body. It is well-established that it was the African slaves in America who invented the gourd banjo and defined the early playing styles on this significant musical instrument in American history. The gourd banjo pre-dates the tackhead and minstrel banjos by at least a century.

  • Brand: ROBsRAREandGIANTseeds
  • ASIN: B005K1TQ40

Speedy Pros Music Instrument Banjo Embroidery Double Layer Acrylic Patch Beanie, Olive Green

Speedy Pros Music Instrument Banjo Embroidery Double Layer Acrylic Patch Beanie, Olive Green

This brand new beanie has a perfect and an easy, comfortable fit. The beanie is made of 100% acrylic material that is durable and long lasting; Also features a patch in the embroidery zone. This beanie is perfect for anyone who needs protection from the harsh environment. It provides sureprior insulation. Keep your ears and head warm in cold weather and look great at the same time.We use only high quality thread for custom high stitch density embroidery. One size fist most.

  • Color: Olive Green
  • Brand: Speedy Pros
  • ASIN: B077QNYXWQ

5-String Banjo 24 Bracket with Closed Solid Back and Geared 5th Tuner By Jameson Guitars

5-String Banjo 24 Bracket with Closed Solid Back and Geared 5th Tuner By Jameson Guitars

The Full Scale Davison RW Jameson 5-String Banjos are built with slim, fast necks for easy playing up and down the neck, as well as adjustable truss rods and a broad range of specifications to fit your needs. Look at these features: 3-ply Maple Rim # Mahogany Resonator with thumb screws # Mahogany Neck # Rosewood Fretboard # 24 Brackets # Nickel plated armrest # Solid Resonator Back (multi-piece) # 5/8" Hard Maple Bridge -- We are impressed by these full scale banjos at this great price and we are sure you will be too!

  • Brand: Jameson Guitars
  • ASIN: B0033P1O6S
  • UPC: 753182688213
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9-Year-Old Plays Banjo on David Letterman Show

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Become a fan! https://sleepyman.com/fanclub 9 year old banjo boy Jonny Mizzone and his brothers Tommy 13 on guitar, and Robbie 12 on fiddle perform "Flint Hill Special" by Earl Scruggs on the Late Show with David Letterman.

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Banjo Kazooie Intro Cover (All Instruments)

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Banjo (Bulbultarang) playing by Avinash Jethva

Instruments Banjo

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Choosing a Musical Instrument : Beginner Banjo Tips

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So you want to learn to play music but not sure which of the thousands of instruments is right for you? Here are a few tips on the beginning banjo. Expert: Richard Sheff Bio: Richard Sheff he has been playing music since the 50's and he has been teaching guitar for years. He also works in a mus...

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