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In this scene from the documentary film “Throw Down Your Heart,” renowned banjo player Béla Fleck performs. The documentary follows Fleck through African countries on his journey to learn more about the origins of the banjo. A free screening of the movie is at 7 p.m. today in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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In “Throw Down Your Heart,” master banjo player Béla Fleck explores the origins of the banjo in African string instruments, traveling to several countries in East Africa and West Africa and playing with local musicians. In a short set before a screening of that movie today, local musicians John “Musemason” Mason and Cary Kamperschroer will play a short set exploring a similar theme.


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