Lizzo played a 200-year-old crystal flute from the Library of Congress’s flute vault.

Katie Yee

September 29, 2022, 2:27pm

The Rumors are true! Yesterday, Lizzo became the first and only person on the planet to play this centuries’ old (!) crystal (!!) flute. It’s About Damn Time. This instrument is from 1813, and it belonged to our fourth President, James Madison, so yeah, you could say it’s pretty Special. Give it a listen:

For an ancient instrument, it sounds Good As Hell. And what a cool way to bring a piece of history into the present. Wonder what else the Library of Congress has in store? As the largest library in the world, they have a whole flute vault, a 159-year-old wedding cake, and everything that was inside Lincoln’s pockets when he was assassinated. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! If you’re looking for The Sign to check out the archives, this is it. They’re ready (2 Be Loved).

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