[Selects from American Music Festival]

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Selects of bluegrass music and interviews from the American Music Festival.

0:00 Bars and tone, black.

1:12 Men sitting around near vending machines playing bluegrass music on the banjo and guitar. The musicians then interview some people standing by watching. One of those men then takes over playing the guitar.

8:55 People in a kitchen talk about tequila. Some Mexican-American men dispel myths about tequila.

10:19 Interview with man who talks about his family’s history of playing musical instruments. Another man, in the same band, talks about his life. They compare Kentucky to their native Texas. They talk about the value of spending time with their elder relatives by playing in the band.

12:44 Interview with a group of older men. They talk about how they got started playing music together. Their accents are very difficult to understand.

16:42 A group of children are sitting on the floor watching a man with an accordion. Someone occasionally translates between English and Spanish. Other musicians join in – the banjo player and the guitar player. They play some music.

22:05 Tape ends.



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