Wednesday, February 19
This family-friendly program will teach children how to make percussion instruments from salvaged items commonly found in the family’s kitchen garbage can. All items to be recycled will be provided by Topher.
Kids, and even adults, can choose to make a Brazilian friction drum called a cuica, maracas, which are integral to Caribbean culture, or the gentle rainstick, believed by the indigenous Chilean Mupuche to coax rain from the sky. Once the items are made and decked out exactly how each young musician desires, Topher will hold a rhythmic jam session that will get the children moving and grooving with their proud creations.
By joining in the fun, kids will learn about other cultures, have practice keeping a beat while music is being played, and discover it really is possible to recycle trash into treasure! Call the library to register. There is no fee to participate in this program, which is funded thanks to the generous support of the Friends of Macedon Public Library. Registration is required—call us at 315-986-5932 or stop by the library to sign up.