Homemade Music in Pennsylvania. Commonwealth Speakers Program.
Long before we learned how to download music from the Internet, people in Pennsylvania knew how to make music out of whatever raw materials were available. Nowadays, we can reduce, reuse and recycle to make beautiful music from throwaway items like soda pop bottles and toilet paper rolls. In this presentation, award-winning performer and educator Paula Purnell demonstrates a host of homemade musical instruments while sharing songs from Pennsylvania's past.
Audience members are invited to play along and even do a little instrument making of their own.
Sponsoring Organization: French Creek State Park and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Commonwealth Speakers is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.