The Black origins of the banjo in country music

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Nardos Haile
February 15, 2024
Salon
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Beyoncé's surprise new country album has kicked open the saloon doors to a new audience. While this may not be Beyoncé's first rodeo when it comes to country music, people are now exploring the genre through her two new songs "16 Carriages" and "Texas Hold 'Em." The latter is a banjo-heavy ode to the singer's home state of Texas,

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