The Roots of Rap

Kids will learn what inspirations gave birth to the musical artists we know today. Explore the history of rap and hip-hop through music with Miss Caitlyn in this hip-hop heavy class!

Creative Clubhouse Stories is an interactive storytime class that uses children’s literature to explore diverse narratives through theater, music and movement! This month we are celebrating Black History Month! This year, we begin in the 1930s and travel all the way to 2021.

The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. Kids will learn about how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break dancing that formed around the art form and gave birth to the musical artists we know today. Explore this history through music with Miss Caitlyn in this hip-hop heavy class!

Wednesday, February 16th at 4pm
Classes run for 45 minutes live on Zoom!


Each year our Black History month series shares the stories of influential black folks throughout American history. As we explore their stories, we also explore the contexts that their stories take place in. Through theater, themes around race, racism, discrimination, perseverance, self-advocacy, and creativity are explored. This year, we begin in the 1930s and travel all the way to 2021, ending with a new book by future Black History influencer Amanda Gorman.

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