Music, like culture itself, flows like a river... We are interested in understanding and documenting the many stories and multitude of tunes of your times. Our goal is to reach out to musicians who are active in their careers today. We are interested in the ways in which the traditions they embody have enabled them to connect with, and carry on those traditions and fuel the growth of their own new expression. Our goal is to document history in the making and use what we gather as an educational tool to preserve and advance our shared cultural heritage.
What a day! Sunday, May 26 from 12:00 to 12:50 PM at NW Folklife Festival at the EMP (Experience Music Project) Learning Lab for a great Workshop: "ENCOURAGING GIRLS AND WOMEN OF ALL AGES TO PICK UP AN INSTRUMENT AND PLAY". Participant were introduced to women players at the Festival, and other musicians around Puget Sound. Dyann & Rick Arthur of MusicBox Project told about our mission to help women experience music!
Guest Speaker/Performers include:
Dyann & Rick Arthur of MusicBox Project
Bonnie Zahnow & student Fern Hinrix
Rita Jo Sawyer
MusicBox Project’s mission is to document and preserve our musical history
while advancing music education and avenues of creation and performance.
(MusicBox Project is a non-profit corporation.)
NW Folklife Festival WORKSHOP:
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC - Appalachian to Zydeco
Violet Hensley "The Whittlin' Fiddler"
a designated "Arkansas Treasure"
Valerie June shares her "Organic Moonshine Roots Music"