Revisiting Fife & Drum with the Philadelphia Jazz Project

Join the Philadelphia Jazz Project for a contemporary interpretation on a fife and drum performance featuring an ensemble of 5 flautists, a tuba player and 3 percussionists. This concert will explore the historic military roots of this music, while also observing the African and Afro Caribbean elements that continued to develop into the 20th century. Presenting music by historic, Phila Music pioneer, Francis Johnson, an interpretation of Yankee Doodle Dandy, and other compositions, all with a focus on entertainment/engagement and where possible, dance-ability.

What was the soundtrack of 18th-century America? Join us every Saturday between July 13 through August 17, starting at 11 am, for a variety of free musical performances and hands-on demonstrations on our Plaza and inside the Museum.