Give Me The Banjo

Docurama   (2011) / Region 1
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Give Me The Banjo

The banjo has been an emblem of American culture for centuries, yet few realize the instrument's complicated, checkered past. Narrated by Steve Martin and featuring such banjo masters as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs and Bela Fleck, Give Me The Banjo goes beyond the stereotypes and delves into the musical odyssey of the banjo, from its African roots to the present day.

Brought to the New World by enslaved Africans, the banjo has shaped many American musical forms: the minstrel show, ragtime, and early jazz, old-time fold and the folk revival, as well as blues, bluegrass, country and world music. Packed with great music, this documentary brings together a wide variety of banjo experts - including music historians, instrument-makers, folklorists, and players of all styles - and profiles past greats such as Charlie Poole and Gus Cannon to celebrate the cultural richness of America's quintessential musical instrument.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 06 2012
  • Production Year 2011
  • Empire SKU 1607991
  • UPC Code 767685268513
  • Studio  Docurama
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL

Features

30 Minutes Of Extended Performances From Taj Mahal, Cynthia Sayer, Ralph Stanley, Riley Baugus and Rhiannon Giddens
Profile Of Uncle Dave Macon

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    English Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 Color

Cast

Production

  • Marc Fields

Director


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