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An Instrument of Change

Tambourine Sculpture by Carol Rashawnna Williams '97

Tambourine Sculpture Preserves the Past for the Future

For artist Carol Rashawnna Williams ’97, the tambourine holds a special place in her heart.

In the Pentecostal church tradition in which she was raised, the tambourine has deep power and significance to women. Later in life, many pass their own tambourines on to their daughters. When Williams was given her mother’s tambourine in 2015, it inspired her to learn more about the history of the instrument.