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From Nothing to Something – Washtub Bass with Tiffany Buchanan

February 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

DATE: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
EVENT: FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING – WASHTUB BASS W/TIFFANY BUCHANAN
Location: EDGEHILL BRANCH – NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Time: 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Program: From Nothing to Something is a series of one-hour programs consisting of one of six musical presentations: spoons, harmonica, cigar box guitar, banjo, washtub bass and lyrics. This series is designed to educate youth and adults about how people of different cultures created instruments with limited resources by memory. Replicas of these instruments were literally made out nothing (household items or natural materials) and were used to create something wonderful – music.

Originally made in Africa by the Baka people of the Congo, this instrument is still found among tribal societies in Africa and Southeast Asia. When Africans arrived in America, they used everyday items to replicate this instrument.

Details

Date:
February 14
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

NMAAM
Phone:
615-301-8724
Email:
info@nmaam.org
Website:
www.nmaam.org

Venue

Edgehill Library
1409 12th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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