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Track 1: Analog vs. Digital Music

In this program we will learn about two types of music formats, the familiar digital music and older analog music. Students will discuss what they listen to music on and get a chance to  explore two analog formats, vinyl records and audio cassettes, through hands-on activities. Participants will also get to record sounds on their very-own cassette tape!

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am


DIY Family Fun: Kalimba Story

Today we’ll be making a small hand-piano called the kalimba. This DIY instrument is based on the African Mbira, which consists of a wooden box that reverberates sound after plucking thin, metal strips. We will groove out and play along to songs by Earth, Wind and Fire!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am


DIY Family Fun: When the Marimba Rhythms Start to Play

Today we will make a simple marimba, a xylophone-like instrument, out of pvc pipe. While these types of pitched percussion instruments have ancient origins, the marimba was born out of early afro-caribbean music. We will play along to various Spanish and English versions of the song Sway, written by Mexican composer Luis Demetrio, and popularized in the U.S. by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am