Re: [Harp-L] Re: Harmonica Ensembles in America
I wonder whether you're painting too rosy a picture of what's
happening in the US. I get the impression that Asian harmonica groups
consist of many youthful players. Let's say the average age is 20,
for argument's sake.
Of the few harmonica festivals I've attended so far, the average age
among participants seems to be closer to 70. Perhaps a slight
exaggeration, but not by much.
This does not bode well for sustainability. There is no organized
educational system for teaching harmonica to America's youth.
On Jun 30, 2007, at 12:51 PM, MilwHarmonica@xxxxxxx wrote:
In it's latest edition (Winter 2007) of it's newsletter, The
Society for the
Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica (SPAH), a world-wide
organization, lists over 110 affilliate harmonica clubs in the
West, if you
include North and South America, Europe and eastern Europe. Of
93 are in the USA. The SPAH affilliates also include 11 harmonica
the East, including Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia and Australia
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