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Sounds of the Revolution: Special Performance by Jake Blount

  • Museum of the American Revolution 101 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Come listen to the sounds that come from a gourd banjo with a special performance by musician Jake Blount in the Museum’s Liberty Hall. Jake is a fiddler, banjoist, singer and scholar based in Takoma Park, Maryland. He centers and venerates his racial and ethnic heritage through his approach to music and its history. In 2016, he became the first Black performer to make his way to the finals of the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival and was the first to win in the traditional band category.