Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to CEBE MUSIC for “Zaranda Banjo”:
Very rocking, man :] Sounds like so,something from the Olde Country! Are you playing banjo too? It has an interesting history. Did it come to Brazil from Africa, or through North America to Brazil?

In the United States, it has a reputation that it was an instrument only slaves played from 1600-1800. Now it is mostly associated with Country music in the United States, which is somewhat ironic! Great track, Cebe, -S
 Jul 20, 2013, 18:41 EDT
Shoham , really glad that you enjoy this piece . I believe that the Banjo arrived here from both ways but what came with it from America prevailed for what is Country and Rural Music scene in Brazil . For Samba and Pagode a 4 strings is the deal . Banjo is a wonderful instrument full of joy and American music pulses deeply into my heart . Thanks for the info my friend .
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
I am in Pittsburgh -- I think that there is an interesting history for you in some of the music and tradition of 19th Century music coming out of the area. Did I mention Stephen Foster before? He wrote "Oh Suzanna!" The famous lyric is "Oh Suzanna, don't you cry for me, well I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee!" He was born in my neighborhood, Lawrenceville. There is a sculpture of him not far from Lawrenceville. I think it is a strange sculpture and not flattering for many reasons, but here it is -- near where I am at the moment, in Oakland, another neighborhood in Pittsburgh:

Here Stephen Foster is depicted as taking notes as a slave plays with a Banjo on his knee.

Thoughts??? It is a complicated history!
flag (Jul 21, 2013, 12:18 EDT)
great !!! what a picture
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Incredibly history. I bet they were buddies, though :]
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JZC gave feedback to CEBE MUSIC for “Zaranda Banjo”:
very cool! I do love the banjo!
 Jul 21, 2013, 10:35 EDT
thanks so much and I do love your comment my friend !
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Gabrielle gave feedback to CEBE MUSIC for “Banjo Ride”:
Wow, this sounds great. You should post a video of your playing on here. It sounds like it would be really difficult to play that fast.
 Jul 06, 2013, 11:05 EDT
Thanks so much for your feedback , Gabrielle ! If you find someone more shy than me to appear in a video tell me but I promisse that I'll post one ahead , my friend .
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to CEBE MUSIC for “Banjo Ride”:
Very scary sounds here, Cebe. Erie even. Has a very early jazz, boogie-woogie, devil's music quality to it :]

A real wild number, sounds something like Django Reinhardt, too. I wish you could be in Pittsburgh next Saturday -- we will have a Stephen Foster music festival! Have you heard of him?

Good to have you back.
 Jul 05, 2013, 06:57 EDT
Shoham : As usual , I really appreciate your feedback . Glad that you enjoy this tune also . Your support means a lot . I would love to be with you in Pittsburgh to the Stephen Foster music festival ( I will read about him in Wikipedia now ) . Thank you very much my friend !
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Cool. Yes, you will like his music, I think. He is from here, but his music had an influence all over the world! He helped bring blues to the world -- by working with slaves and learning their music!
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