In December of 2004 I saw Béla Fleck & the Flecktones
at the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester. At that show Béla
made a mention of his plans which at that time included traveling to Africa to research the roots of the banjo. This intrigued me as I had just been to Morocco and seen banjos being played out in the square, a sight I was not expecting, and as I also have a large amount of family in Africa.