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Bela Fleck visits the WQXR Cafe in New York to play from and discuss: The Imposter

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Béla Fleck visited the WQXR Café in New York to discuss his latest CD: The Imposter, a new banjo concerto he composed for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Dedicated to Earl Scruggs, Fleck pays homage to the bluegrass pioneer who brought the banjo back to national prominence during the 1950s and 60s. Scruggs attended Fleck's premiere of the concerto in September 2011, six months before he passed away at age 88.

For quite some time now, Béla Fleck almost single-handedly, has established the banjo's versatility beyond bluegrass and into blues, jazz, world, and classical music. In the video he plays excerpts from The Imposter.