Koromanti by Michael Nix New Classic Banjo Project Michael Nix Music Videographer: Ben Goldsher, Hawks & Reed films A Resonate Live Performance @ 2019 Michae...

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Koromanti by Michael Nix New Classic Banjo Project Michael Nix Music Videographer: Ben Goldsher, Hawks & Reed films A Resonate Live Performance @ 2019 Michael Nix, NixWorks A composition for the Banjar, a seven-string classical banjo based on Koromanti themes of the banjo playing of enslaved persons at a festival in Jamaica in 1686, transcribed by Mr. Baptiste and published in "A Voyage to the Islands" by Hans Sloan in 1707 in London. Sloan traveled as a physician to the Caribbean in the 1680's where he collected specimens and observed human behavior using the latest scientific methods. He documented the newly forming cultures which resulted from the transatlantic slave trade: Spanish, African, Portuguese, and the emerging Creole culture. Sloan's work became a foundation of the Royal Society, and later the British Museum. The title, Koromanti, refers to the Akan people from the region we now know as Ghana. The Akan people were primary leaders of slave revolts in the period through out the Caribbean.

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