Celebrate National Kazoo Day in La Jolla

UC San Diego's Geisel Library will host a kazoo exhibit all month and hold a live music on National Kazoo Day, Jan. 28.

Start your New Year humming. Attend the kazoo exhibit from January 2-30, 2013, at _UC San Diego’s_ Geisel Library. The month-long exhibit and special live event on Jan. 28, 2012 are free, open to the public and whimsical.

Jan. 2 through Jan. 30, 2012

"The Kazoo: More than Just an Annoying Party Favor"

This exhibit will showcase the kazoo's African and African-American roots, plot its place in Americana, reveal its role in the early jazz age, catalog its classical repertoire, and peek at its popular music successes. A collection of intriguing kazoos will be on display.

Some surprising kazoo facts will be explored further at the exhibit:

  • Speech therapists have had considerable success using the kazoo as a therapy tool.
  • Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Ives, Paul McCartney, and other musical luminaries have used the kazoo in composition, performance, and recording.
  • An exhibit bonus: the physics behind how the kazoo works will be revealed!

Exhibit runs January 2 through January 30, 2013 on the lower level, West wing of Geisel Library at UC San Diego.

Monday, January 28, 2013  at noon

Live event at the exhibit site! All library visitors on National Kazoo Day will get a free kazoo! Hear greatest hits and new chamber works for kazoo. The event is hosted by Scott Paulson, outreach coordinator of the Arts Library at UC San Diego.

—UC San Diego


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