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American Folk Percussion: Washboard, Bones, Tambo, and Brushes

Join Sule Greg Wilson for this special offering! Lots of folks today are strapping on washboards or clackin’ bones to be part of the Old Time music scene. Have you ever wondered where these instruments came from and how they came about? Despite hand drums being banned in the mid 1700’s (for enslaved Africans), percussion instruments in folk music never stopped. Sule will delve into the history of these American percussion traditions and demonstrate traditional playing styles and rhythms on washboard, bones, tambourine— as well as Jazz Brushes technique, and a touch of body percussion!

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