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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Banjoist Seth Swingle to appear on Sunset Road fri 8/19/11

Former Greene county, VA resident Seth Swingle will be a guest on Sunset Road on friday 8/19/11 at 5pm.

Seth, as well as being an accomplished and award winning banjo player,  is a former apprentice of Mike Seeger as part of the Virginia Folklife Master and Apprentice program, is (and has been for many years) an apprentice of Malian griot Cheick Hamala Diabate, has studied ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago, and is a current recipient of a Fulbright award to further his musical interests in Mali. In addition to playing live in the studio, he will be bringing various recordings to enliven the conversation.

Seth Swingle with an Ngoni, a Mali instrument and ancestor of the Banjo

As always, the show can be heard live here and for two weeks after original airtime here.

Update: Videos from Seth's appearance on the show below

Posted by Sunset Road cohost Pete, WTJU Folk

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