17th Century Jamaican Banjo Music

In 1707, Hans Sloane published a volume detailing his travels to Jamaica in the late 1680s. The book includes some of the earliest musical notation representing African performances in the Americas as well as the first image of a banjo. We created a digital project that tells the story of this rare document. Please visit www.musicalpassage.org to learn more about Caribbean music from the seventeenth century!
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