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Like previous Festivals, the 1969 Festival offered a diverse program of music and dance representing Anglo Americans and African Americans, as well as ethnic traditions from Cuban, Greek, Turkish, Cajun and Creole, and French American communities. A highlight of the 1969 Festival was a reunion of Bill and Charlie Monroe, joined by brother Birch and sister Bertha. Other old-time and bluegrass performers included Dock Boggs, Maybelle Carter, Jimmy Driftwood, Buell Kazee, Tex Logan, Wiley and Zeke Morris, Don Stover, and Merle Travis. African American music ranged from the Moving Star Hall Singers to one-man band Jesse Fuller, from a fife and drum group to the Jelly Roll Memorial Band.
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