That Half-Barbaric Twang: THE BANJO IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

That Half Barbaric Twang THE BANJO IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE This is an interpretation of the changing and conflicting images of a musical instrument as found in the national commercial culture of the United States

  • Title: That Half-Barbaric Twang: THE BANJO IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE
  • Author: Karen Linn
  • ISBN: 9780252064333
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is an interpretation of the changing and conflicting images of a musical instrument as found in the national, commercial culture of the United States.

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    • A fascinating book for anyone interested in the history of American music; it's about much more than the banjo -- race, authenticity, nostalgia, exoticism, etc. The banjo was viewed as the quintessential African-American plantation instrument in the 19th Century but by the end of 20th survived, in bluegrass and Old Time music, primarily as an object of European-Americans' nostalgia for rural life.


    • This was a really fascinating book. Instead of just a chronological history of the banjo, the author presents the banjo always in the context of whatever era she was current discussing. It did tend to be pretty academic in places, which always seems to lead to reductive or overly simplistic conclusions when talking about something like folk music, but overall I enjoyed how well researched the book was


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