Lapidus Center Presents: Banjo Stories and Songs from Haiti & New Orleans
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
212-491-2200 Price: Free
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With his new book, The Banjo: America’s African Instrument, Laurent Dubois, Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University, has written an illuminating biography of an instrument that was an essential part of black culture on Caribbean and North American plantations. Renowned singer and tenor banjo, guitar, and cello player Leyla McCalla will be in conversation with Dubois.Buy tickets/get more info now