Roots of American Music w/ Boogie Chillun' | Granby
Boogie Chillun’ will take students and faculty on a musical journey through the rich history of the United States. Meant for any age group, this experience transcends all boundaries, cultures, races, creeds, and colors. Each song will be given a brief introduction describing the song itself, the artist, and its contribution to American music. Boogie Chillun’ will encourage students to keep music alive through singalongs and interactive playing. A cappella spiritual will melt into Gospel. Folk music will travel the country though harmonicas and banjoes, while songs of freedom and escape will mark the American Civil War. Jazz, Ragtime, and Blues will turn into Rock & Roll, which leads to Soul, Funk, and Motown, Disco, Rap, and Hip-Hop will bring the journey to present day. They will wrap up the performance with their own original composition.