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How Cigar Box Guitars Are Making A Comeback

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The cigar box guitar was an invention of poor black American musicians during the mid-19th century, but recently there’s been a renaissance.

Arts reporter Hady Mawajdeh (@hadysauce) of Here & Now contributor KERA talks with historians, musicians and makers of cigar box guitars to learn about the instrument.

This segment aired on December 22, 2016.

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