The Music Box Village #GivingTuesday

The Music Box Village, a New Orleans based whimsical village of interactive musical houses inspired by New Orleans, community and collaboration, is the flagship project of New Orleans Airlift.

Collectively everyone was inspired by the materiality and history of the Creole cottage, the everyday presence of music in New Orleans, and the city’s under-celebrated class of tinkerers, inventors and avant-garde musicians. Together they envisioned that structure they were building would not simply be a stage for musicians to play their instruments upon, but that the structure itself would be the instrument. Plans emerged for an entirely new structure that artists could climb on and interact with – an aesthetically unlikely “house” that would have instruments and sound built in to it.

Read more about The Music Box Village, volunteer, donate and learn more about New Orleans Airlift.


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On November 30, 2021, we come together and join a worldwide celebration of generosity. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. More about Giving Tuesday on their site, Twitter, tagged Tweets, FaceBook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, and Wikipedia.

The posts on Adafruit and its social media are resources, groups, causes, organizations, and more from the Adafruit team and community – The posts are not sponsored in any way. Adafruit provides paid time off for charity for all team members all year long, thank you Adafruit team for the biggest gift one can give, time. Many of the posts are the charities, groups, and organizations, the Adafruit team participates in.

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As 2022 starts, let’s take some time to share our goals for CircuitPython in 2022. Just like past years (full summary 2019, 2020, and 2021), we’d like everyone in the CircuitPython community to contribute by posting their thoughts to some public place on the Internet. Here are a few ways to post: a video on YouTub, a post on the CircuitPython forum, a blog post on your site, a series of Tweets, a Gist on GitHub. We want to hear from you. When you post, please add #CircuitPython2022 and email circuitpython2022@adafruit.com to let us know about your post so we can blog it up here.

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