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The Roots of Black Music in America

from Cross Bay Media

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Karlus Trapp’s delightful, educational, and entertaining presentation ”The Roots of Black Music in America” is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America’s black musical giants. It is a joyful show that encourages and comes alive through audience participation and interaction with singing, dancing, call and response and percussion playing. Karlus has presented this show solo or with ensemble to thousands of kids of all ages, from elementary school, through high school. Please be warned :If you view this show, you may find yourself uncontrollably smiling, singing or humming for hours afterward.

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Multipoint: $250.00
Multipoint Premium: $250.00
By Request: $250.00
By Request Premium: $250.00

pre recorded version available, please contact for pricing


45 minutes for K - 3rd grade, 60 minutes for 4th grade - 12th grade, 60 minutes for adult/senior

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

International, Social Studies/History, Performing Arts

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

programs available between 11AM and 10PM Eastern Standard Time

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to weather. 50% of fee will be charged for cancelations with less than 24 hours notice.

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Cross Bay Media

Queens, New York
United States

Cross Bay Media operates in multiple sectors of the performing and fine arts, developing educational programs that engage, educate, and entertain.  A core group of talented presenters from across the country offer unique programs for a wide age range, from elementary school students to residents of senior living facilities.

Chris Tedesco
(917) 825-3360

Program Details


Introduction, welcome, and short overview
opening song
body of program involving sing alongs, dancing, stories, and history behind the songs
extra time after program for questions and answers


learn about the musical contributions of African Americans
learn about the common bond of music and how music can unite people
have fun while learning about music history