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National Kazoo Day

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National Kazoo Day occurs annually on January 28.

Here are a few facts:

  • The kazoo was first produced in the USA around 1852.
  • The kazoo was co-invented by a black man, Alabama Vest, and a German clockmaker, Thaddeus Von Klegg.
  • The kazoo was played often in popular music in the late 1800's through the early 1900's.
  • Kazoos can be made of plastic, metal, wood or other materials. Each has unique sound qualities.
  • The tone quality of a kazoo is determined by the quality of the membrane or resonator.
  • You don't blow into a kazoo, you hum into the big end of the kazoo.
  • Kazoos are not toys - they are musical instruments in the mirliton or membranophone family.
  • Kazoo are not related to vuvuzelas.

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