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Family Program: Explore West African String Instruments


10:30 am-12:00 pm

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Family Program: Explore West African String Instruments (drop-in)

Did you know the banjo was developed in the Caribbean? Enslaved people created the instrument based on their memories of West African lutes. Guided by performance troupe AfricaNashville leaders Sekouna Conte and Ibrahima Dioubate—multi-instrumentalists and performers of West African music originally from Guinea—try your hand at and explore two West African lutes, the kora and the n’goni. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician, you’re sure to learn something new. All ages. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with Museum admission. Free to Museum members.

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Free Youth Admission for Locals

* Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the Museum Box Office.


Taylor Swift Education Center

222 Rep. John Lewis Way S
Nashville, TN 37203
Where to find Taylor Swift Education Center inside the museum.

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