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Bluesfest Workshop: “Blues Everywhere I Go” Workshop for Youth with Zahra Baker

Saturday, October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM
Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th St

(for ages 7-10)

This blues singing workshop will entertain, engage and demonstrate how personal experiences are communicated using folk and blues forms. We will focus on creating and singing blues about simple day to day living. Come participate in the writing and singing of blues lyrics specific to your family and community’s moods, experiences, personal interests, values, affirmations, hopes and dreams. We will draw inspiration from Langston Hughes poetry and Blues artists including Leadbelly, Odetta and Robert Johnson.  Participants will leave with a heightened sense of the power of this expressive communication.

Zahra Glenda Baker

Zahra Glenda Baker is an accomplished folk and jazz vocalist. She encourages people of all ages to celebrate their individual voices and to discover the joy of communal singing.

Zahra is partner in the 30-year old storytelling performance duo: In the Spirit; a member of several jazz ensembles including Sitarsys and Classic Black; and sings in the folk music duo ShaZah. She recently co-founded the community sing-a-long group Freedom Song Leaders, which has performed at schools and festivals in the Chicago area. Zahra currently works for the Old Town School of Folk Music as a Wiggleworms instructor. She often leads Family Folks and Song music sessions at the Logan Family Saturday events. Zahra is also a teaching artist in Chicago schools through Urban Gateways.

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Logan Center for the Arts
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Sat, Oct 20
03:00 PM

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