about the project

Ten students from the New York City LAB School took part in an instrument-making workshop led by musicians Bashiri Johnson and Eleanor Dubinski. In the morning Bashiri demonstrated percussion technics and invited students and adults alike to follow him in a musical journey, discovering instruments and rhythms. Everyone got to play a percussion instrument and we created music as a group. In the afternoon, Eleanor took over and invited the students to create their own instruments made out of recuperated material and common household items. The day ended with another musical performance to test out our new creations.