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Full Circle: Béla Fleck, Paul Simon & America's Return to the World Community
19 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM
Béla Fleck didn't ask to be the Avatar of the New American Culture (avatars never do). He happened to be in the right place at the right time with a banjo and a digital recorder. The remaining dots are ours to connect, and we've begun to connect them.
Top 10 Global Albums of 2009
17 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM
The top 10 "world music" CDs of 2009, stretching from Africa and the French Caribbean to New Zealand and Brooklyn.
Béla Fleck: Juno Concerto
22 Mar 2017 // 4:01 AM
For his second foray into classical composing, banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck enlists the help of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to bring to life the concerto inspired by his son, the titular Juno.
Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart/Tales From the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3: Africa Sessions
29 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM
Like a prodigal son, the banjo returns to Africa. Celebration -- in the form of kickass music -- ensues.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Wield Banjos Masterfully at the 92Y (Photos)
9 Mar 2016 // 6:00 AM
The two brilliant banjoists, and recent Grammy winners showcased their vast influences with songs that traversed folk and jazz styles from America and China.
Béla Fleck & Toumani Diabaté: 3 August 2009 - Central Park SummerStage, New York
11 Aug 2009 // 7:15 AM
Words and Pictures by Thomas Hauner