History of the Blues

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The History of the Blues is a powerful show from one of Canada’s best-known groups for introducing popular music to young audiences. The pre-recorded performance traces the history of blues with an emphasis on how it has influenced popular music today. The performance tells the social and musical history of the Blues from Field Hollers to Hip Hop. Students will hear traditional field hollers to songs by the White Stripes, Big Momma Thornton to Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters and the Sugar Hill Gang. Students will be clapping and singing along  while learning about vital social history.