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KCCI's "Red Hills Rhythm" Project to be Making Music Soon

Tom Flanigan

The 2019 Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) project is moving into its construction phase. Called "Red Hills Rhythm," it's a plan to bring more music to public spaces.

Congas and steel drums are two instruments that sound good together. KCCI Community Catalyst Emily Ely explained there are many more instruments that can withstand the elements, unskilled players and still make a pleasing sound.

"They're visually appealing, but they also play in harmony with each other, which will be a nice asset," she remarked, adding those kinds of instruments will be available for everyone to play in a public place, probably near Railroad Square.

"We're hopefully implementing this by the end of the year and that may extend a few months into, January, February, March of next year."

The Red Hills Rhythm project was chosen as this year's KCCI effort to help make Tallahassee a more interesting and cooler place to be. The organization has been planning and implementing similar "sense of place" projects all over town since 2007.