Storytelling and the American Blues

Public Programs

Storytelling and the American Blues

For grades K–12

Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11 AM

The blues hold an important place in American music history as a genre for storytelling and a vehicle for expression about personal challenges, loss, perseverance, and success. Inspired by the Wexner Center’s newly-installed exhibition Blues for Smoke, local jazz band dw6 will present this one-hour multimedia workshop on the blues. Film clips, photography, and interviews, integrated with live original music performed by dw6 (comprised of Ohio State alumni Dan White, Chris Ott, and Jon Lampley), introduces students to the experiences and wisdom of veteran Blues musicians. This workshop immerses students in the stories of others and encourages them to think about expressing their own personal narratives through the lens of the blues.

This workshop is currently full but we are taking reservations for a waitlist. Please call (614) 292-6493 or email edweb@wexarts.org to be added to the waitlist, or with questions about the workshop.

Co-sponsored by Jazz Arts Group.

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