FN2S is an educational series that exposes both youth and adults to the ingenuity of African Americans through music. This interactive presentation showcases how, despite limited resources, African Americans used everyday items or materials to create instruments. Teaching artists perform live demonstrations with their respective instruments and invite participants to create their own FN2S instrument.
Join NMAAM for #FN2S (From Nothing to Something), our signature educational program for students grades K-8, as we welcomed Nashville native, Mr. Lucius “Spoonman” Talley via Facebook Live on April 23. Mr. Talleyl demonstrated his masterful spoon playing and talked about the origins and influence of the instrument.
NMAAM Called all parents with students grades K-8 to join NMAAM for FN2S (From Nothing to Something) featuring banjo and gourd player Melissa Dupuy on Thursday, April 30. On Facebook Live she demonstrated how to play the banjo, and shared insights about the instrument’s origins and use in different musical genres
Rhythm is essential to music, and the drums play an integral role in all musical genres. Performer, composer, and clinician Derrick Greene joined us on Thursday, May 14 for FN2S: Rhythm & Drums, and taught us about the history of drumming and demonstrated a variety of rhythmic patterns.