Blues SchoolHouse traces the history, evolution, and impact of blues music, highlighting the role music plays in reflecting the human condition and driving social change.Download Learning Resources
Blues Schoolhouse is an interactive, live musical presentation that traces the history of the blues from its roots in African musical traditions through its emergence as an American musical form. Participants see how people use music to tell their stories, preserve their memories and create a sense of community. The program weaves major historical events narrated across an American history timeline and demonstrates how music can reflect social conditions, drive social change and how African and African American music and cultural traditions influence the music enjoyed today.
Blues SchoolHouse reaches thousands of students annually through the generous support of Music Drives Us.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.