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The Blues Berries

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English
Themes: Anti-Bullying
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

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.


The History of the Blues Feat. Dawn Pemberton

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50 mins. + 10-min Q&A
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: Gym, Theatre
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

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 Washtub band 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 laugh, clap and sing while learning about vital social history. They will dance along with the queen of Rock n Roll and even do the hokey pokey! This show is also available as a pre-recorded video with a 15-min Q&A via Zoom, Google Meet or Teams (access for the school year).

Testimonials & 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

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