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The folk banjo : a documentary history

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Epstein,Dena J. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
September, 1975
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Slaves, Africa, West, Banjo, Chordophones
Notes:
Epstein, an assistant music librarian at the University of Chicago’s Joseph Regenstein Library, worked independently for 20 years gathering evidence that African slaves had a rich musical culture. In 1973 she submitted her article “The Folk Banjo: A Documentary History” for publication in Ethnomusicology: Journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology. The article was published in a special issue devoted to black music.