Award-winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone knows the banjo’s role in the world like few others. Stone’s latest album, The Other Side of the Air, reinvents music he learned in West Africa, Peru and India. Joined by a backing trio, Stone transforms classic melodies into accessible and compelling works. He performs twice in the North Bay this week: May 8 at Throckmorton Theater (142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley; $20—$24; 8pm) and May 10 at the Occidental Center for the Arts (3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. $30; 8pm).