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

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study, MillerComm
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Date
Oct 30, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Stephen Wade
Cost
Free and open to the public

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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