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Master Musician Curtis Wright to Trace the History of the Banjo at Orbach Scienc

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    Lecture and musical performance will show the evolution of the instrument from its African roots to contemporary times RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) Master
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      Lecture and musical performance will show the evolution of the instrument from its African roots to contemporary times

      RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) Master banjo player and historian Curtis Wright will explore the historical roots of the instrument and other African-derived elements in bluegrass music in a special performance on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12 noon in room 240 of the Orbach Science Library at the University of California, Riverside.

      The performance, titled “The African-American Banjo: A Musical Journey from Slavery to Contemporary Times” is sponsored by the Librarians Association of UCR and is a part of the campus’ celebration of Black History Month throughout February

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