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Syncopatin' Shuffle

Tuesday 23 January 2007 13:30-14:00 (Radio 4 FM)

Repeated: Monday 29 January 2007 23:00-23:30 (Radio 4 FM)


Julian Vincent from Bath University presents a history of the banjo, a much-maligned instrument which enjoyed enormous popularity in bygone days.

From its African roots via the American slave trade, the banjo became the prime instrument of popular entertainment, particularly in Britain, from the minstrel shows featuring blacked-up whites to the drawing rooms of fine young Victorian ladies.

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