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Ebony Hillbillies

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Ebony Hillbillies "We are the last black string band in America," says Rique Prince. In the 18th and 19th centuries, African American fiddlers created a style that helped shape today's sound in Bluegrass and Country. Rique plays old-style string band music on the fiddle, accompanied by Norris Bennett on the banjo and mountain dulcimer, and an African instrument, called the Diddly-Bo. For audiences near and far, Ebony Hillbillies play rollicking, rocking dance music that weaves together old and new world tales of love, magic, and revenge.

 

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