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Alabama Bicentennial:

Alabama’s First Pop Musicians

2018-03-23 13:00:00 2018-03-23 14:30:00 America/Chicago Alabama Bicentennial: Discussion and demonstration of Alabama's early fiddle and banjo music as the roots of bluegrass and country. Homewood

Friday, March 23
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-03-23 13:00:00 2018-03-23 14:30:00 America/Chicago Alabama Bicentennial: Discussion and demonstration of Alabama's early fiddle and banjo music as the roots of bluegrass and country. Homewood

Homewood

Large Auditorium

Discussion and demonstration of Alabama's early fiddle and banjo music as the roots of bluegrass and country.

Join us as Joyce Cauthen discusses the early fiddles of Alabama, the musicians who played them and the popularity of this music in their communities. African Americans played a pivotal role in developing the music at the roots of today’s bluegrass and country music. Cauthen will demonstrate use of the banjo, “straws” (a technique in which broom straws or knitting needles were beat on the strings as the fiddler played) and guitar in backing up the fiddle. Accompanied by fiddler Jim Cauthen, who will demonstrate fiddle tunes that have been specifically mentioned in historical writings, slave narratives and early newspapers of Alabama. The audience will hear musical styles and tunes that are seldom heard today—and will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their perceptions of the differences in this music and the modern country music that are based upon it.

Homewood

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