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The Blues Berries

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English

The Blues Berries have performed before thousands of young audiences in schools, festivals and community venues across North America for nearly 20 years with carefully designed programs that excite and inspire students to the joys of modern music! They have three recordings that have each been nominated for West Coast Music Awards.


Reviews

Fantastic show. They really connect well with kids! Eric Langton Elementary, Maple Ridge
Must say that the Blues Berries were one of the best cultural school performers I have seen. They were fabulous musicians, involved the kids with dancing and singing, had control of the children and introduced them to some fantastic music. Arden Elementary, Courtenay
What a great performance! The staff and students loved watching the Blues Berries and clapping/dancing along with them. I would definitely recommend them to other schools! Bridge Elementary, Richmond

Performances & Workshops

Blues Berries Christmas

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50-60 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: two electrical outlets
Fee Range: $915 - $1015 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$850.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$950.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$950.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$950.00
Vancouver Island North
$950.00
Interior
$950.00
North
$950.00
Kootenays
$950.00

The Blues Berries presents a holiday sing-a-long featuring familiar seasonal songs that have been jazzed-up, bluesed-up and rock-and-rolled-up! The kids will learn the 12-bar blues form while singing, clapping and dancing along to holiday classics. Available to your school this December!

The History of the Blues Feat. Dawn Pemberton

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 - 60 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Two electric outlets, projector, projection screen
Fee Range: $915 - $1015 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$850.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$950.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$950.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$950.00
Vancouver Island North
$950.00
Interior
$950.00
North
$950.00
Kootenays
$950.00

The History of the Blues is a power-packed show from one of Canada's best-known groups for introducing popular music to young audiences. The performance traces the history of blues with an emphasis on how it has influenced popular music. The performance tells the social and musical history of the Blues from Field Hollers to Hip Hop. Audiences can expect to hear everything from traditional field hollers to the White Stripes, Big Momma Thornton to Koko Taylor and Muddy Waters to the Sugar Hill Gang. Audiences will clap and sing call & response while learning about vital social history. They will dance along with the queen of Rock ‘n Roll and even do the hokey pokey!

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