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Dom Flemons with banjo

Dom Flemons

The American Songster

From the January, 2017 issue

It all started at an unheralded event called the Black Banjo Gathering, held in 2005 at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. That four-day conclave of young African American musicians explored the African and African American roots of American vernacular styles--a knife's edge if there ever was one, for the banjo was the icon of the racist

 
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