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American Banjo Museum Honoring History of the Banjo

The banjo is one of America’s most cherished musical instruments that runs deep into the nation’s heritage. It remains an essential instrument in bluegrass and international folk music, along with the fiddle, guitar and mandolin. The banjo originally came from West Africa and was brought to North America hundreds of years ago. You can learn […]

Sweet Sounds of the Banjo: The History of the Banjo

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The banjo has been around for quite a long time. Despite its reputation as an American instrument, its origins are actually from the African continent. The history of the Banjo is a fascinating one that can increase your appreciation of this musical instrument. Early Days The banjo started out centuries ago as a simple instrument […]