ma-chine: a. A device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form
**Iowa City's intergenerational folk choir**
The Family Folk Machine is a non-profit, intergenerational, non-auditioned choir that welcomes kids and adults of all ages and backgrounds to sing together with a band. We seek to build community through singing songs with our neighbors, to explore American history and culture through song, to foster individual musical growth, and to pursue excellence as an ensemble.
Check out our Little Village Mag video of our spring 2018 concert and 5-year anniversary:
Little Village Community Builders highlights efforts to build bridges between groups in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City community that might not otherwise interact. Here, members of the inclusive intergenerational choir Family Folk Machine share how it feels when novice and professional musicians are allowed to share the stage. Footage was captured at their 5th anniversary performance, Sat. May 12 at The Englert TheatrePresented by Hancher