Africa to Appalachia

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Photo by Pat Jarrett, patjarrett.com

Photo by Pat Jarrett, patjarrett.com

The Virginia Folklife Program brought two bluegrass musicians together with a Malian musician and they meshed shockingly well.  The banjo originated in Africa and when you combine traditional bluegrass with Malian music, those roots are clear.  I reported on their transcontinental collaboration for Virginia Public Radio.

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