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Russ Childers

Banjo: From Africa to America

Curriculum: Cultural Connections, Music, Social Studies

Master banjo player Russ Childers demonstrates one of America’s 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: 60 minutes

Cost: $275 first session / $45 each additional

Max. # Sessions per Day: 3