Sound Field

It's Time to Rethink the Banjo

Season 1 Episode 17 | 15m 7s

The banjo was, at one time, the most popular instrument in America, with tens of thousands manufactured and sold between 1910 and 1930. Nahre talks to Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn to discover the origins of the banjo as an African and Middle Eastern instrument.

Aired: 09/12/19

Rating: NR


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