Past Event

Migration Sketches – Hand Me Down My Mandolin

By the early twentieth century, the mandolin was well established in the south as an instrument in New Orleans jazz, in rural settings, and in university string ensembles. With the “Great Migration” from the south to the north and west the instrument and its southern-acquired repertoire moved into the urban centers of the north and the far west. Join us as we look at the historical and musical underpinnings of this phenomenon which continues to influence American music.