New Book: The Akonting: Banjo Ancestor
Music Video about Ekonting
The Akonting-Poem Performance about History of the Banjo
New School Book
School Show
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New School Show-click here






"Let Peace Come to You" 




"Mansa Sundiata-King of Kings" 


Click below to see "The Ballad of Aline Sitoe Diatta-Queen of Casamance"

Song about the West African roots and living ancestor, a Grandfather, of today's banjo.

 Click below to see information on a new book "The Akonting: Banjo Ancestor", Illustrated Poem Story of an African Legacy, by Steve Levitt

Click to see new book

click to see new book on Amazon.com

Click to see new book as Kindle eBook

 Click the video below to hear/see Audio/Visual version of the book

Click to see a music video about the homeland of the West African Jola Ekonting

Click below to see a musical performance of the poem-story "From Africa to Bluegrass Sound, Let the Strings of Akonting Resound" - the history of the banjo from Africa to America.
Also see a variety of songs played on the Akonting from West Africa, from the slave plantations and some originals.

Then to get more details or book a performance for your School, Church, Festival or other event
call Steve Levitt at 919-563-9527

Other Past Performances

High Energy

Foot Stomping



Southern Appalachian

Percussive Dance

Crowd Pleasing



Click to see our Elementary School Performing Arts Program

Click to read about our NEW BOOK for young readers.

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