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Detroit Institute Of Awesome
Detroit Institute Of Awesome

Family Program on the Lawn: Robert Jones, musician and storyteller

Sunday, September 15 |2-3 pm

Location: DIA South Lawn
Join us for this music and storytelling program that showcases the relationship between America's folk music and its historic and social changes.  The program begins with early spirituals set in the 1840s and progresses through the songs of the Underground Railroad, the Industrial Revolution, early Blues and its offshoots Country, Jazz, Bluegrass, Gospel and R&B, and continues this journey into Rap and Hip-Hop. Appropriate for all ages but designed for those in middle school and older.