Director's Cut

John Whitehead, "Don't Get Trouble in your Mind"

Season 12 Episode 1205 | 26m 47s Video has closed captioning.

The film captures how 3 African-Americans from the hip-hop generation took their string band it to new heights, winning a Grammy in 2010. The story of the band’s meteoric rise, from busking on the street to playing major festivals, is punctuated and informed by the history of the banjo’s origins in Africa, and the untold story of the earliest forms of American popular music.

Aired: 06/07/19

Rating: TV-G

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