Artist: Curtis Blues
Type: Assemblies / Performances
Most people know how African-American blues music influenced modern rock, Hip Hop, and rap. But what are the influences that helped create blues from musical traditions in Africa?
Multi-instrumentalist Curtis Blues performs with fascinating instruments from Africa and North and South America to demonstrate how African musical history changed music all over the world. The performance traces musical history from African lutes through gourd banjos, brought over on slave ships, to the modern guitar styles of the blues and rap beats today.
This assembly program touches on many curriculum connections as well as celebrating the lives of specific African-Americans who changed musical history.
Sample Common Core Connection: Music Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education: Students will demonstrate the ability to perceive, perform, and respond to music.
Audience Limit: 250 students
Program Length: 45 minutes
Appropriate for Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, All Grades
Assembly Price: $530
Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $730
Workshop Cost per Day: NA
Workshop Materials Fee: NA
Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.
Curtis had a great rapport, energy, and enthusiasm, and a love for his subject.
Jane, Teacher, Gilman School Lower
What a kind and wonderful person Curtis Blues is! He has so much valuable information for the kids to learn. He kept the children so engaged while learning!
Tammy, PTA, Bodkin Elementary
Curtis made a history lesson come alive with music!
Elaine, Sharp Leadenhall