Rhiannon Giddens plays "Pretty Little Girl" with Giri and Uma Peters, two kids of Indian descent from Nashville who were one of the hits of last week's World of Bluegrass festival in Raleigh. After reading that Carolina Chocolate Drops had inspired Uma to take up banjo, Giddens arranged a meeting at their home in Nashville and stayed about two hours, teaching them songs, history and musical techniques.
Lillian Werbin of Elderly Instruments talks about the most expensive instrument the company brought to the IBMA trade expo this year. It's a Gibson TB-18/TB12 Conversion banjo, priced at $45,000. Anyone who wants to try it out at the trade expo may do so.
Sibilings Uma Peters, 9, and Giri Peters, 11, of Nashville, perform at Shout and Shine: A Celebration of Diversity at The Pour House as part of the the Bluegrass Wander in downtown Raleigh, Tuesday night, Sept. 28, 2016.
VIDEO: See a time lapse video of artist Bland Hoke's "Banjostand" being assembled around the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center for the IMBA World of Bluegrass festival coming this week. The time lapse video shot from Two Hanover Square compresses about 36 hours of work into 2 minutes. About 5000 photos taken 25 seconds apart were combined to make the video.