Throw Down Your Heart, a documentary that follows American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album, will make an encore broadcast performance on NPT, Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. central. We usually keep a few slots open at the end of our pledge drive to bring back popular programs, and Throw Down Your Heart clearly fits the bill. Tickets for his show at the Ryman auditorium, Bela Fleck: The Africa Project, on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30 pm, will once again be offered as thank-you gifts during the broadcast.
Béla’s boundary-breaking musical adventure takes him to Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia, and Mali, and provides a glimpse of the beauty and complexity of Africa. Using his banjo, Béla transcends barriers of language and culture, finding common ground and forging connections with musicians from very different backgrounds.