Blues Journey

Blues Journey

ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network

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The story of the blues travels from the coasts of Africa, through the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, across the hills of Appalachia, to the streets of Chicago and beyond. The roots of blues can be found in slave songs, spirituals, and field hollers of the American South; its sound can be heard in early rock-and-roll, and in today's alternative and hip hop landscapes. Journey with us to learn about the influences and impact the blues has had on musical culture, and how it has been brought to life on stage at the Kennedy Center.
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The story of the blues travels from the coasts of Africa, through the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, across the hills of Appalachia, to the streets of Chicago and beyond. The roots of blues can be found in slave songs, spirituals, and field hollers of the American South; its sound can be heard in early rock-and-roll, and in today's alternative and hip hop landscapes. Journey with us to learn about the influences and impact the blues has had on musical culture, and how it has been brought to life on stage at the Kennedy Center.
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Got Them Blues: A History

08 Mar 2007 | 06 mins 23 secs

Got Them Blues: A Hi...

08 Mar 2007 | 06 mins 23 secs

A Blue Melody, a Shufflin...

08 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 33 secs

A Blue Melody, a Shu...

08 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 33 secs

Spreading the Joy

08 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 23 secs

Spreading the Joy

08 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 23 secs

A Lasting Legacy

08 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 58 secs

A Lasting Legacy

08 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 58 secs

Got Them Blues: A History

07 Mar 2007 | 06 mins 23 secs

Got Them Blues: A Hi...

07 Mar 2007 | 06 mins 23 secs

Spreading the Joy

07 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 23 secs

Spreading the Joy

07 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 23 secs

A Lasting Legacy

07 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 58 secs

A Lasting Legacy

07 Mar 2007 | 05 mins 58 secs