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  • Writer's pictureCesar Benzoni

Rhiannon Giddens Explores the Banjo's Rich History in New Video

Famous singer, musician, and researcher, Rhiannon Giddens, presents a new video that dives into the fascinating and complex history of the banjo. The production is part of a documentary series promoted by the Wondrium website, which aims to offer educational content in various areas of knowledge.

With undisputed musical skills and historical knowledge, Giddens highlights the banjo's African roots and its evolution over the centuries to its relevance in contemporary American music. Utilizing extensive historical research and personal experiences, the musician offers an intriguing exploration of the banjo's complex legacy, highlighting how music can be a powerful tool for resistance, resilience, and transformation.

In the documentary series (paid), we have an even more in-depth and multifaceted view of the instrument's history, with the participation of several specialists in music and history, passing through the various genres that the banjo has already excelled in, such as old-time, bluegrass, ragtime, traditional Irish music and much more.

Whether you're a music lover, history enthusiast, or simply curious about the banjo's fascinating past and present, don't miss the opportunity to follow this journey through this iconic instrument's vibrant and complex history, and discover the enduring power of music to inspire, challenge, and unite.


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