Lizzo makes history by playing the 209-year-old crystal flute

American pop star Lizzo became the “first and only person” to play a crystal flute that was owned by a former US president over two hundred years ago.
Library of Congress granted Lizzo approval to play the 209-year-old antique flute at a concert in Washington DC on Tuesday night
The flute previously belonged to the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, who served the country from 1809 to 1817.

The Grammy Award winner, known for her talent as a skilled flutist, posted a video of a woman handing her the flute on stage.

He said he is the “first and only person” to play this presidential crystal flute “and that” it will never go away. “
“No one has ever heard what it sounds like … now you do,” he wrote on Instagram.

“It’s literally a family heirloom.”

Lizzo played the flute briefly and was greeted with applause and applause from the crowd, before carefully returning it to the woman on stage.
Last week, the Library of Congress invited Lizzo on Twitter to visit its huge collection of flutes.

Lizzo jumped at the opportunity and attended the Library the day before her concert, playing a piece to the researchers and staff in an intimate visit shared online.

The next day, he surprised his fans by playing the crystal instrument.
Roswell Encina, the head of communications for the Library of Congress, told Inside Edition of the strict security surrounding the flute.
“He was escorted by three capital police officers in an unmarked vehicle,” he said.
“He was escorted into the arena. He was treated like a true artist.”

After the concert, the Library confirmed that the flute was returned to the collection.