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Making music using vegetables. (Not *that* kind of music)

Posted at 1:30 PM on December 4, 2007 by Jeff Horwich

I have a lot of musical instruments in my collection. Turns out I could have a similar menagerie for way less money.

I just stumbled onto the quaint little phenomenon of people who make instruments out of vegetables. Apparently, it's quite a thing. (Much like Alex Chadwick's scintillating sidewalk conversations, I'm sure I'm just a little late to the party.)

First, there's the so-called "Vegetable Orchestra:"

Who are they? Where are they from? Are people seriously giving them guff on YouTube because they're playing vegetables instead of sending them to Africa?

Then there's this Japanese guy:

Carrot Pan Flute

Cucumber Trumpet

He's got a whole series: Radish whistle, broccoli ocarina, butterbur oboe (what's a "butterbur?").

I certainly can't eat my saxophone when I finish with a tune.

Is this stuff for real?

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