Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective
Ann Arbor’s Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective shares instruments, knowledge, kindness, and talent across eras. Encompassing all styles, genres, and levels of ability, the collective has been performing together live for six years. The group is truly intergenerational, with members ranging in age from 35 to 85 years young. Instruments you might hear in the music of the Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective include not only ukuleles but also guitar, flute, percussion, harmonica, accordion, bass, piano, and melodica. Music cuts across diverse cognitive capabilities and resources, including numeracy, language, and space perception. Cognitive systems also underlie musical performance and sensibilities, which keeps the brain plastic. By sharing music and taking a chance on learning how to play a new instrument, the Collective believes that anyone can: “Pick up a uke. Drop a brain bomb. Fire up the synapses. Rewire some neurons. Strum into cognition. We do.” Everyone is welcome, and all are encouraged to dance along this summer as the Collective performs at A2SF.
This event is free and takes place at Top of the Park located at 915 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Get directions and parking details here.