Our friends at the CMA Foundation brought together artists and music teachers to bring some fun music learning to all of us at home this summer and invited our 2018 MEIA grantee, K. Michelle Lewis, to teach us how to make the Mbira instrument using items we can find in our house: wooden dowels (or pencils!), bobby pins, a coaster, and rubber bands!
Watch the video below for this fun project and check out the CMA website for more Summer Music Camp lessons. You can learn more about the Mbira, i.e. the “thumb piano” originally from Zimbabwe, by clicking here!
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