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Banjoist Peter Mezoian to play
at Flanagan Campus Feb. 13

Feb. 12, 2013

Peter Mezoian plays the banjo.Peter Mezoian will play a mix of traditional American music featuring the Plectrum (four-string) banjo at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the student lounge area at the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln in an event sponsored by the Bible Study Club. All are invited.

Mezoian will talk about influences in American music tracing several elements to Gospel music roots. The concert will include traditional American Gospel music and explore the many offshoots this music morphed into.

Mezoian is one of the most dynamic and versatile musical artists today. The roots of his instrument are in the birth of American popular and jazz music from the early 1900s. Unlike many banjoists , he decided that those syncopated infectious rhythms and provoking melody could transfer to other genres and generations of music, where Cole Porter crosses Paul Simon and Broadway intersects with the Beatles and the Roaring ’20s catches up with the psychedelic ’60s. Mezoian has spent many years as a feature act on theater and night club stages in America, England and Japan, at music festivals and on more than 50 different cruise ships.


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