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The four-stringed ngoni in concert

”…There were no Western instruments onstage when the Malian griot Bassekou Kouyate and his band, Ngoni Ba, performed at SummerStage in Central Park on Sunday afternoon. Ngoni Ba is a string band — four sizes of ngoni, a four-stringed African lute that’s an ancestor of the banjo — with Mr. Kouyate’s wife, Amy Sacko, as lead singer, along with two percussionists playing calabashes and tama, a West African pressure drum…” Here.

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Entertaining duo–Mark Eddie and Carlo Volhl

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“Tranjocaster”

What if you splice a banjo with a Fender type Telecaster? Well evidently you get the “Tranjocaster”. Looks pretty neat.

Electric Banjo Resources

A 5-selectric banjo in amplified action

Here’s the Youtube channel.

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Return of the banjo

“…The organizers of the Black Banjo Gathering want to educate both blacks and whites about where the instrument and the musical tradition originated. Groups like the Carolina Chocolate Drops have reclaimed the banjo, but for them, it’s all about the music…” Here.

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More banjo playing (with guitar accompaniment)

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Boogie woogie

Though there’s no guitar in it this is one of my favorite music videos. You might call it  boogie woogie with feet. Yeah, piano, feet, bass, and drums. Very addictive. Called “Dancin’ The Boogie” by Swiss composer and performer Silvan Zingg, it’s danced to by world class dance  champions William and Maéva.

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Here’s some guitar boogie woogie

Guitarist Tommy Emmanuel

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Bird play

As chimps often outperform Wall Street brokers in winning stock picks it looks like birds are getting into the act now by outperforming many human guitarists.

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Little “guitars”

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