Florida Museum ‘Celebration of Sound’ Aug. 26 explores cultural traditions

August 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Discover how cultures across the world incorporate sound into their traditions during “Celebration of Sound” from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The free event offers visitors a glimpse of how Native Americans incorporate sound into storytelling and features performances by Fear Buile, a local traditional Irish band, and Deezy Pete, a jazz trio.

“This is a celebration of the museum and the rich cultural history and heritage of the University of Florida,” said Tiffany Ireland, Florida Museum education assistant.

The musical-themed event complements the museum’s highly interactive temporary exhibit “Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life,” which explores the biological origins of music and how sounds from the animal kingdom have inspired human compositions.

All museum exhibits will remain open during the event, and visitors purchasing tickets to “Wild Music” will also receive free Butterfly Rainforest exhibit admission. General museum admission is free.

“Celebration of Sound” is a part of the University of Florida’s “Weeks of Welcome,” a campuswide series of events designed to welcome first-year, transfer and graduate students, as well as returning students.

Visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/celebration_of_sound.htm or call 352-273-2062 for more information.

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Source: Tiffany Ireland, 352-273-2061, tireland@flmnh.ufl.edu
Writer: Leeann Bright
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu