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"Misrepresenting the fiddle as a white, rural instrument has had an impact on many facets of cultural life in the United States, so much so that the repercussions are too complex to discuss in great detail in this essay."  In honor of Juneteenth, celebrating the end of slavery in the United States, please read the following article.  

The (Mis)Representation of African American Music: The Role of the Fiddle

In their book Wayfaring Strangers, Fiona Ritchie & Doug Orr point out that by 1789, "over half of the fiddlers in the South were African American."

Here is a rare video of one of my favorite fiddlers – Stuff Smith, performing in Denmark in 1965.

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