Craft in America

Banjo maker Jim Hartel on the African heritage and banjo

Clip: Season 7 | 4m 15s | Video has closed captioning.

Banjo maker Jim Hartel shows us old banjos, derived from instruments made by African slaves, plays the minstrel tune "Jim Along Josie," and tells about turn-of-the-century banjo models and playing styles. Bonus video from the MUSIC episode. PBS premiere November 20, 2015. Archival Courtesy of Bettmann/Corbis, Library of Congress/Mary Cassatt/Harris & Ewing, H. Armstrong Roberts, Carl Fleischhauer,

Aired: 11/20/15

Rating: NR

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