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Give Me The Banjo – 02/17/13 – Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington – Worthington, Ohio

Event
Give Me The Banjo
When
Sunday, February 17, 2013
3:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
777 Evening Street
Worthington, Ohio, USA 43085
Other Info
Give Me The Banjo
Directed by Marc Fields
NR; 90 minutes; 2011

Columbus International Film + Video Festival: 2012 Silver Chris Award, Art Division

A comprehensive look at a quintessential American musical instrument, the banjo, from its African roots to contemporary jazz and into the 21st century.

Narrated by Steve Martin, Give Me the Banjo brings together contemporary players—including Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Don Vappie, Abigail Washburn and The Carolina Chocolate Drops—with folklorists, historians, instrument makers and passionate amateurs to tell the story of America’s instrument in all its richness and diversity.

The Banjo Project is a cross-media cultural odyssey: a major television documentary, a live stage/multi-media performance, and a website that chronicle the journey of America’s quintessential instrument—the banjo—from its African roots to the 21st century. It’s a collaboration between Emmy-winning writer-producer Marc Fields and banjo virtuoso Tony Trischka (the Project’s Music Director), one of the most acclaimed acoustic musicians of his generation.

The Banjo Project website — www.thebanjoproject.org

Admission is $3.

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