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The folk banjo : a documentary history

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Epstein,Dena J. (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
September, 1975
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Slaves, Africa, West, Banjo, Chordophones
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.