About This Program
And Now I See: Race, Racism, and American Music
Ball in the House’s brand new show explores African-American music, from Spirituals, Gospel, and Jazz to Soul, Hip-Hop, and R&B. Students will build awareness of where each style came from and why, as well as the cultural/social evolution of these styles and their influences, and connect them to the contemporary styles of today. The show celebrates the enormous influence of African-American music and musicians, but also delves into how racism affected various musical styles in general and how it affected specific musical artists.
"Ball in the House was the best performance I have seen in 32 years of teaching! No one wanted to leave—young and old."
Rebecca, Teacher, Saints Peter and Paul Elementary
"Truly a wonderful, educational and fun assembly. They are extremely talented and did an exceptional job explaining and relating to our audience."
Laurie, PTA, Grasonville Elementary School
"The energy level was up near the ozone. Incredibly channeled and focused! To see them excited in class and excited to come to class was awesome!"
Laura, Teacher, Edgewood Elementary