And Now For Something Completely Different: Leaf Music

Make Music Day

All around us, an exquisite musical instrument hides in plain sight: the leaf.

In the hands of a master player, a humble leaf becomes a reed instrument like no other. Although little-known, leaf playing has a long history in China, Cambodia, Australia, Brazil, Japan and Nepal.

This Make Music Day, we celebrate these traditions with Leaf Music programs, including a livestreamed symposium with expert leaf musicians like Miami's Angel Zoilo. And we invite music fans to find their favorite tree to try the world’s most common uncommon instrument.

Check out our playlist of Leaf Music tracks from around the world!