Hidden Heritage

Exploring Bedouin and Appalachian Music Traditions

This exhibit, filmed and narrated at TFAC, examines the role of the African diaspora in the creation of Bedouin and Appalachian stringed instruments, and highlights the interconnections of these seemingly very different cultures. Both the exhibit and film are curated by Furman University musicologist Julie Moore, who was also consulted for historical musical accuracy on the 2016 A&E production of “Roots.”

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