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Jake Blount, a 24-year-old banjoist and fiddler, is one of the people in the traditional music community working to educate others on the genre's Black roots. Michelle Lotker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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America Reckons With Racial Injustice

Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America

The symbols of America's racist past have been under intense scrutiny since the protests against police brutality erupted nationwide. Now, the traditional music community is having its own reckoning.

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Rise Up Na'Chelle Simone
So We Won't Forget Khruangbin
Alarmist PacificUV
Something Told Us PacificUV
Inside Outside Lafayette Gilchrist
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Jake Blount, a 24-year-old banjoist and fiddler, is one of the people in the traditional music community working to educate others on the genre's Black roots. Michelle Lotker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America

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I Wonder Where My Brother's Gone Jake Blount
Goodbye, Honey, You Call That Gone Jake Blount

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