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African banjo echoes in Appalachia : a study of folk traditions / Cecelia Conway.

Conway, Cecelia. (Author, Photographer). Sonneck Society, (sponsoring body.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Main Library ML3556 .C677 2012 37684001104242 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0870498932
  • ISBN: 9780870498930
  • ISBN: 0870498924
  • ISBN: 9780870498923
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 394 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"4th printing, 2012"--title page verso.
"Publication of this book was supported by a grant from the Sonneck Society for American Music"--title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered page 359-page 368) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Griots of piedmont North Carolina and portrait of songster Will Baldwin -- Signifying at the crossroads : African-American traditions of the folk banjo -- The ritual of minstrelsy : some were buffoons, but others were apprentices -- Mountain echoes of the African banjo -- The banjo : its changing form, construction, and use -- The transmission of playing methods and tunings -- The banjo song genre : Dink Roberts's man-against-the-law songs -- "Garfield" : a man against the law, but a man with a community.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: African Americans > Appalachian Region > Music > History and criticism.
Folk music > Appalachian Region > History and criticism.
Folk songs, English > Appalachian Region > History and criticism.
Banjo > Appalachian Region.
Minstrel shows > Appalachian Region.
Genre: Minstrel shows.

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