December 11, 2008
Award-winning musician Greg Adams presented his research on the Caribbean and African roots of the banjo, illustrated with demonstrations on authentic and reproduction instruments. Maryland-based Mr. Adams has done extensive research on banjo roots and styles.
For more information, visit his and other web sites:
http://www.banjodatabase.org/: prototype database
www.myspace.com/banjoroots: banjo roots cyber-outreach
www.myspace.com/banjargreg: Greg's personal MySpace page
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/Banjo.html: field recordings at the Library of Congress