” I remember so vividly the first time I saw one of Marshall Wyatt’s superb compilations called ‘Folks He Sure Do Pull Some Bow’ and seeing a picture of a black fiddler and freaking out. I had stumbled upon the hidden legacy of the black string band and I wanted to know more. “


” Well, you know, the original banjos were all handmade instruments. Gourd – it would be made with gourds and whatever, you know, materials would have been around. And, you know, first hundred years of its existence, the banjo’s known as a plantation instrument, as a black instrument, you know? “


” Black women have historically had the most to lose and have therefore been the fiercest fighters for justice. “


” There is a black folk music audience. They’re just very small. “


” We’re not here as a black band playing white string band music. You know, we play stuff in the Appalachians, we play stuff in the white community, but we really highlight the black community’s music. “



All 5 Rhiannon Giddens Quotes about Black in picture



Well, you know, the original banjos were all handmade instruments. Gourd - it would be made with gourds and whatever, you know, materials would have been around. And, you know, first hundred years of its existence, the banjo
Black women have historically had the most to lose and have therefore been the fiercest fighters for justice.
There is a black folk music audience. They
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