This performance is included with your paid Museum admission on November 5, 2017, but you're also welcome to come just for this performance! - This performance begins at 2:30pm.
Join Diane Taraz for a wide-ranging trip through centuries of ingenious inventions, viewed through the lens of popular song. People have always sung about their experiences, and the intersection of music and technology is fascinating.
Diane explores household “labor-saving” devices, mills filled with machinery for creating cloth and other goods, innovations in weaponry that drove the evolution of military tactics, and innovations such as the telegraph, telephone, bicycle, and automobile that ushered in the modern age.
Diane accompanies her singing on guitar and dulcimer, and wears appropriately antique clothing.
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This is Diane's second performance at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. She delighted her first audience here last December with her program "Factory Maids: Songs of the Mill Girls," where the delightful videos below were recorded.