History of the Banjo

The banjo belongs in the lute family of instruments. It's a drum with strings basically. While a kind of drum instrument with strings can be traced back to the 13th century in areas like the Sahara, it was brought to America with the slaves in the 1700's. It's gone through a variety of changes and…

What are the Main Genres of American Music?

"Good" music means something different to everyone these days, and this is highlighted by the growing number of genres and sub-genres that circulate in both mainstream and underground circles. Most of these genres have evolved over the years due to several cultural and societal influences, and this is why every region of the world has…