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Russ Childers

Banjo from Africa to America

Curriculum: Muisc, Social & Cultural Connections, Social Studies

Master banjo player Russ Childers demonstrates one of Americas oldest traditional music forms. The banjo reflects a rich cultural diversity — the result of multicultural influences which follow its migration from Africa to Appalachia. He demonstrates how early banjo creators made music with what was at hand – from African gourd to real-life groundhog skin to recycled tin can.

Recommend Ages: Grades 3 - Adult

Length: 1 hour

Cost: $275 first session / $45 each additional

Max. # Sessions per Day: 3

 

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