Blues in the Schools comes to Liberty Arts Magnet


Singing and playing an 1856 banjo replica during this year’s Blues in the Schools is the Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr., a pastor, songwriter, storyteller, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning educator with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of African-American folk music. From Detroit, his knowledge spans blues, spirituals and slave songs, and its players and styles. Jones will spend a week at the Liberty Arts Magnet School in the Social Studies and Visual Art classes with teachers Summer Douglass and Kim Williams-Terry.

Singing and playing an 1856 banjo replica during this year’s Blues in the Schools is the Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr., a pastor, songwriter, storyteller, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning educator with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of African-American folk music. From Detroit, his knowledge spans blues, spirituals and slave songs, and its players and styles. Jones will spend a week at the Liberty Arts Magnet School in the Social Studies and Visual Art classes with teachers Summer Douglass and Kim Williams-Terry.


Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

LIMA — Lima schools is once again hosting the Blues in the Schools program this week.

All this week, the Rev. Robert Jones, a minister, songwriter and instrumentalist from Detroit, will spend time at Liberty Arts Magnet School working in the eighth-grade social studies and visual arts classes on African-American musical styles ranging from the 1800s to modern times.

A free public performance by Jones will also take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen County Museum. Jones will also perform for Liberty students at 10 a.m. Friday in the large dance room.

Additionally, the visual art of Harlem Renaissance artists Aaron Douglas and Palmer Hayden will be explored as part of the program.

Singing and playing an 1856 banjo replica during this year’s Blues in the Schools is the Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr., a pastor, songwriter, storyteller, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning educator with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of African-American folk music. From Detroit, his knowledge spans blues, spirituals and slave songs, and its players and styles. Jones will spend a week at the Liberty Arts Magnet School in the Social Studies and Visual Art classes with teachers Summer Douglass and Kim Williams-Terry.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/02/web1_Blues_in_the_schools_001co-1.jpgSinging and playing an 1856 banjo replica during this year’s Blues in the Schools is the Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr., a pastor, songwriter, storyteller, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning educator with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of African-American folk music. From Detroit, his knowledge spans blues, spirituals and slave songs, and its players and styles. Jones will spend a week at the Liberty Arts Magnet School in the Social Studies and Visual Art classes with teachers Summer Douglass and Kim Williams-Terry. Craig J. Orosz | The Lima News

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