Music Mobile: Building Peaceful Communities Through Music!
How did Music Mobile Get Started? In 1977, musician and educator Ruth Pelham proposed an idea to the City of Albany to increase the availability of summertime cultural and recreational services to low-income children and families in Albany’s underserved neighborhoods. Very enthusiastically, the City of Albany embraced her idea, agreed to provide financial support, and thus Music Mobile was born.
What did Music Mobile do? In a colorful van decorated with children’s drawings, the Music Mobile traveled to parks, playgrounds, street corners and public housing sites to engage children in interactive