Celebrating the great American Blues Tradition
Yes Indeed! is an engaging, interactive program designed to instill a greater appreciation, awareness and understanding of the great American blues tradition. With its roots in the work songs, spirituals, hymns, field hollers, and chants of 19th century American south, the blues are the DNA of all indigenous American music. This music represents a vital, key ingredient that gives nearly every genre its distinct American sound, soulful depth, and potency.
Yes Indeed! aims to inform students about the history of the blues as a distinct musical style and genre, standard blues forms and lyrics, the blues as a mode of creative expression and as an aesthetic means of coping, overcoming, persisting and prevailing.
This program was commissioned and made possible by The Music Center at Strathmore and Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.