Saturday, August 25, 2012: 10am to 4pm: Symposium - Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-CH
Lectures and Panel discussions on the history of the banjo with:
Robert Cantwell, UNC Professor of American Studies; Author of Bluegrass Breakdown
Bob Carlin, Musician and Author of The Birth of the Banjo
Cecelia Conway, Appalachian State University Professor of English; Author of African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia
Laurent Dubois, Duke Professor of Romance Studies and History
Dom Flemons, musician (Carolina Chocolate Drops)
Phillip Gura, UNC Professor of American Studies; Author of America's Instrument: The Banjo in the 19th Century
Jim Mills, musician (Ricky Scaggs, Vince Gill) Six time winner of IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Award.
Stephen Wade, Musician and Author of The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience
Saturday, August 25, 2012: 7:30pm to 9:30pm: Free Concert - Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill. Tickets available July 23, 2012 @10am via Memorial Hall Box Office 919.843.3333. http://memorialhall.unc.edu/
Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops)
Riley Baugus with Kirk Sutphin
Exhibit: August 25th-Dec 31, 2012. 4th Floor, Wilson Library
An exhibit tracing the history and development of the banjo, featuring instruments, photographs, recordings and ephemera from the Southern Folklife Collection.