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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
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Originally made in Africa by the Baka people of the Congo, this instrument is still found among tribal societies in Africa and Southeast Asia.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.