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Fiddling with a vanishing tradition

String band calls on its black heritage

The Carolina Chocolate Drops The Carolina Chocolate Drops, who perform old-time string-band music, play a sold-out show with Crooked Still tonight at Sanders Theatre. (Bruce Deboer)
By Joan Anderman
Globe Staff / November 9, 2007

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When the Carolina Chocolate Drops perform for schoolchildren, they always ask the kids where they think the banjo comes from, and they always get the same answer: Texas. Band member Dom Flemons guesses that's because the only place those boys and girls would have ever seen a banjo is in a bluegrass band, and the musician playing it was likely ... (Full article: 846 words)

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