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Smithsonian exhibit shows roots of music

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -

The Pass Christian Library is showcasing our country's musical heritage. On Saturday, the library hosted an opening ceremony for the Smithsonian exhibit "New Harmonies."

Visitors can learn about how the early pioneers of genres like blues, country, and folk got started. Many of the exhibits are interactive and allow people to play homemade instruments used by musicians in days gone by.

Pass Christian head librarian said she hopes children, teens and young adults will come learn about the roots of the music they listen to.

The exhibit runs through July 17th. Between now and then several special programs are planned including a diddley bow making seminar.

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