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Give Me the Banjo

Give Me the Banjo

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The banjo has been an emblem of American culture for centuries. Yet few realize the instruments complicated, checkered past, one that illuminates a fledgling nation coming into being. Featuring such banjo greats as Bila Fleck, Earl Scruggs, and Taj Mahal, GIVE ME THE BANJO delves into the complex history of the banjo, from it's origins in Africa and it's development in early America to the present day. A wide variety of banjo experts - including music historians, instrument-makers, folklorists, and players of all styles - come together to tell the comprehensive history of the banjo, while also discussing the instruments influence on a vast array of musical styles, including ragtime, jazz, and country. Narrated by banjo enthusiast Steve Martin, GIVE ME THE BANJO celebrates the fascinating history and the cultural richness of one of Americas most enduring instruments.

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    Title: Give Me the Banjo
    Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
    Starring: Béla Fleck, Earl Scruggs, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Steve Martin, Bela Fleck
    Director: Marc Fields
    Release Date: 6/12/2012
    Original Year: 2011
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 268511
    UPC: 767685268513
    Item #: 2892X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 6/12/2012
    Closed Caption: Yes
    Studio: New Video Group