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Bluesfest Workshop: Blues Workshop for Youth with Katherine Davis

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

(for ages 11-16)

Katherine Davis will talk about the roots of Blues Music history and the spiritual function of Blues within the African American community and culture. With an emphasis on the great migration she will discuss how Blues is a music of survival, celebration and communication. This will be combined with a demonstration and workshop on a cappella vocal techniques engaging the students in sing alongs, call and response and harmony.

Katherine Davis

Katherine Davis is a Vocalist, Songwriter, Actress, Recording Artist, and Blues-In-The-Schools Educator. Her passion for singing was influenced at an early age due to her family’s musical background, which included an array of musical genres; typical for what ended-up being settled into Chicago prior to the 50’s. Diversity for culture, music; understanding the depth of history inherent with the blues, depicting freedom from slavery; coupled with the narrative woven deeply within struggling musicians during a tumultuous era; became the threshold of influences for Katherine’s unbridled interest to teach children. For Katherine, it’s about sharing her life experiences, expanding a deeper understanding for today’s youth –in relation to their hidden gifts for music, while expanding their purview and appreciation for the heritage of blues, the personalities and icons that preceded them, which is woven into the fabric of this nation’s culture. These are the types of perspectives from which Katherine creates her inter disciplinary curriculum.

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When & Where

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

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