Blues In Concert: Music From the Harlem Renaissance

Lem Sheppard [ view artist bio ]

Blues in Concert: Music from the Harlem Renaissance


This journey through the 20th Century Jazz world includes music, poetry, art and commentary of the Harlem Renaissance. Students will understand that the Harlem Renaissance was truly national in scope with roots in both Kansas and Missouri. Accompanying himself on guitar and banjo, Lem Sheppard performs Blues, Jazz, Spirituals, music from the African-American theater and original arrangements. 


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Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,7-9,High School

Fees: $295 for 1 performance; $479 for 2 or more performances on the same day / The break between performances must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate.

Maximum Audience Size: 250 students

Availability: Limited, please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teachers' Guide: Blues in Concert TPG

Requirements: Large, open performance space; electrical outlet nearby; one chair.

Standards: 1.1 1.1 Knows how a culture's art works and artifacts reflect its values and beliefs.1.6 1.6 Understands that group and cultural influences contribute to human development, identity, and behavior.5.1 5.1 Understands the broadly defined areas of state and local historical events.11.2 11.2 Understands characteristics of works in various art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods or cultural context.13.6 13.6 Understands how the elements of music are used in various genres and cultures.

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