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Up-cycling: Turning Junk into Musical Instruments From Africa to America

Artist: Curtis Blues

Type: Assemblies / Performances


This interactive assembly challenges students to use recycled materials to make folk instruments. Using the STEM engineering design model as a guide, Curtis performs on a variety of instruments made of “up-cycled” materials. Students discuss responsible green practices and how to use discarded items to create musical instruments as people have done throughout history.


Audience Limit: 250 students

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade


Assembly Price: $530

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $730

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements



Music in our Schools Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
American History
Physical Science
World History