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Bela Fleck to be recognized with an honorary degree at University of Indianapolis commencement / UIndy360

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Béla Fleck, a 16-time Grammy Award winner and world-renowned banjo player, will be recognized with an honorary degree at the University of Indianapolis Commencement on May 5, 2018. Fleck will perform a selection from his extensive repertoire during the Commencement ceremony. Taking the road less traveled comes naturally to Fleck. He has made his name innovating musical styles for the banjo, often defying categorization as he expertly blends various traditions to create his own unique sound. He said this approach to music allows him a certain artistic freedom. "It's kind of like being able to speak several languages. Everything you learn informs everything you know," Fleck said.  Click here to watch a live stream of the Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m., May 5, 2018.

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