Why this instrument explains Black American Folk Music
Afro-Carribean Roots of the Banjo with Tony Thomas
'Well of Souls
Uncovering The Banjo's Hidden History'
by Kristina Gaddy
'Banjo Roots and Branches'
by Robert B. Winans.
I encourage banjo players, builders and enthusiasts to do their own research on the origins and history of the banjo.