Documentary: Little Nora, the Banjo Prodigy

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 9, 2018

You don’t find many 12-year-old girls playing century-old banjo music that bridges cultural and geographical boundaries. Little Nora Brown, however, is a preteen Kentucky-style claw hammer picking prodigy. And she’s the subject of a short documentary from filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein, who notes that Nora is “redefining what a young musician can and can’t do.” Says Nora, “Most of the songs I play are by people who are dead.”

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