Bank of America: With the help of a banjo, a diverse cast tells America’s story through their own stories.


Dom Flemons discusses the African roots of country storytelling.

I was born in Phoenix, AZ, and grew up with a passion for American folk music. My music-playing has led me to become a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter.

I love this music because there are a lot of different stories in the African-American community that can be told through the story of the West. People are able to go into their own cultural heritage and identity, and represent that in music. And there’s nothing better than that.

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