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"Getting Their Hands on the Tune: From the Front Porch to the Library of Congress and Back Again"

SpeakerStephen Wade
Date Oct 30, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  
Location Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Cost Free and open to the public
Sponsor Center for Advanced Study, MillerComm
Contact Liesel Wildhagen
Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Other
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Award winning banjoist and author Stephen Wade explores how American music reinvents itself as individuals reshape the songs and tunes of a common, shared repertoire.  Through live music and images, Wade will discuss this meeting of the personal and historical: how in the act of putting their hands on a traditional tune gifted players transform it while connecting it to its history and to their own communities.

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