How Lizzo got to play James Madison’s crystal flute

Lizzo fans witnessed history in DC last night when the Grammy award-winning singer played a 200-year-old crystal flute previously owned by former President James Madison. The Library of Congress presented the flute to Lizzo on stage. Head curator of musical instruments, Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford tells us she also gave the superstar a private tour of the library’s collection and tells us the story of the flute and how Lizzo was able to play it.

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