National Kazoo Day 2016

Kazoo History:

National Kazoo Day is celebrated on 28th January. It is an American festival. Kazooist celebrate the day on the fourth thursday of the month January and the instrument Kazoo was invented and first presented to the world in the year 1840's with the collaboration of Alabama Vest and Thaddeus Von Clegg. The instrument was first presented to the world in the year 1852 at the Georgia State Fair. Emil Sorg  started the commercial production of Kazoo instrument in Western New York that took place many years later in 1912.

Although not much remarkable, it has in-depth cultural importance. Kazoo is actually an instrument of making music. It is a kind of toy wind instrument. You have to hum into this mouthpiece and can make good music from it. National Kazoo Day was started by Paul Newman and Barbara Stewart in 1976. They started a considerable Kazoo Campaign to get this instrument’s popularity by that time.

The Importance:

Kazoo is a prime instrument among many American wind instruments. The device can transform the sound of anyone’s voice by thudding the membrane system. There are many musicians who can produce more than 40 sounds by this instrument. This equipment has considerable significance of American origin and is a kind of local music instrument. Hence, National Kazoo Day is given great consideration for wide celebration. If we can celebrate National Tuba Day, why not National Kazoo Day? Kazoo represents the fame of musical richness of American culture. Americans always give importance to original music and Kazoo has a special uniqueness to be one of such instruments from which many musical tones can be formed. Hence, National Kazoo Day has its significant importance in the hearts of all Americans.

Popularity of National Kazoo Day:

The popularity of National Kazoo Day is being increased day by day. National Kazoo Day has become popular because of its unique musical extravaganza. People love to play Kazoo. It’s easy as it does not require training. The day reminds the people of America to be formed its artistic culture. Some of the important facts have been found regarding the popularity of this day:

  • Kazoo can accompany some of the remarkable bands such as jug bands, minstrel shows.

  • Kazoo can be played without training. If you do practice for some time you will be well versed with this instrument.

  • Longer breath is required to play this instrument.

  • This is quite similar with an Indian instrument called flu.

  • The instrument of Kazoo costs a little; so anyone can buy and play with it. However, there are some costly Kazoo instruments too in the market.


  • Invention of Kazoo was done in the USA around 1852 for the first time.

  • Kazoo is not a part of vuvuzelas.

  • Kazoo are musical instruments that is used to hum but not a toy.

  • Material that can be used to make Kazoo are Wood, Metal, Plastic or other materials and the quality of Kazoo is determined by the membrane or resonator.

How to Play music with Kazoo:

  • These instruments make their sounds of the human voice by sympathetic vibration.

  • The humming of the voice produces the paper in it to resonate and vibrate. The shape of Kazoo helps amplify and project the sound.

National Kazoo Day 2016