“Black Folk Music and the Banjo with Kristina Gaddy”

Hosted by Kristina Gaddy


On April 16 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern/12:00 p.m. Pacific, we're excited to host a talk with Kristina Gaddy, author of Well of Souls: Uncovering the Banjo's Hidden History.

Gaddy will give an overview of the banjo’s key role in Black spirituality, ritual, and rebellion, and the ways in which Black folk music developed and transformed in the Americas from the 1690s through the early 20th century. Sharing this history through music, images, and a reading from her book, Gaddy will bring to life forgotten music and musicians. She will also share resources that music educators can use to bring this history into their classrooms.

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