Hi all,

Searching about the banjo phenomena in the 1900´s, I could corroborate that it happened in Colombia too. I share you a dissertation about music of the early XX here in Colombia (The author, is Colombian too). Despite it is in Spanish, you can find some pictures with Colombian banjo players!...I will let you know if I can find those banjos!.

http://www.bdigital.unal.edu.co/1320/1/71695312.2009.pdf

I hope you enjoy it!

 

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Comment by Mike Moss on January 28, 2013 at 9:02

Hi German,

it's really interesting to see how fretted instrument/BMG movements started appearing throughout the world during that time period. I guess the increase in disposable income and leisure for the middle class encouraged the formation of amateur music groups and fretted instruments fit the bill perfectly, being easier to learn than fretless bowed instruments.

Comment by German David Patarroyo on January 29, 2013 at 0:32

I totally agree Mike... in a future, understanding this phenomena in Colombia would be a nice subject for an historian. If I found more data and stories about it, I will share with all you.

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