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1-YEAR MEMBERSHIPS

Individual Membership - 1 Year
  • Individual Membership - 1 Year

Individual Membership - 1 Year

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Family Membership - 1 Year
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'Keeping The Blues Alive' Mask
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'Keeping The Blues Alive' Mask

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Non-medical mask Pre-washed 3 layers of fabric (recommended by the WHO) Handmade Adjustable Free domestic shipping

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Chasing The Blues : A Traveler's Guide to America's Music Book
  • Chasing The Blues : A Traveler's Guide to America's Music Book

Chasing The Blues : A Traveler's Guide to America's Music Book

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Chasing the Blues explores the roots of the blues---the music birthed in the Mississippi Delta by African Americans who fashioned a new form of musical expression grounded in their shared experience of brutal oppression. They used the power of music to survive that oppression, creating a simple-in-structure, emotionally complex form that

Chasing the Blues explores the roots of the blues---the music birthed in the Mississippi Delta by African Americans who fashioned a new form of musical expression grounded in their shared experience of brutal oppression. They used the power of music to survive that oppression, creating a simple-in-structure, emotionally complex form that transformed and upended culture and became the bedrock of popular song.

Tracing the music back to its geographical and cultural origins in the Delta is key to understanding how the blues were shaped. Over time, the Delta blues have touched virtually every form of popular music (rock and roll, soul, R&B, country-western, gospel), creating the soundscape of our lives.

What makes this book unique? Fathoming how the music flowed from living and working conditions in the heart of the Deep South; appreciating how life-changing events like the Flood of 1927 sparked a mass migration away from plantation life, spreading the blues to the cities in the North and becoming the soundtrack to the civil rights movement; how blues musicians interacted, "cross-fertilizing" their music by learning, influencing, and imitating each other.

The habits of travel are shifting, and there is more interest and a larger market for diving deep into destinations closer to home. Interest in Black history and culture and the role Black Americans played in shaping America is at an all-time high. By appreciating the roots of this most American style of music, readers will have a richer experience listening to songs and visiting blues' holy and sacred sites.

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2-YEAR MEMBERSHIPS

Individual Membership - 2 years
  • Individual Membership - 2 years

Individual Membership - 2 years

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Family Membership - 2 Years
  • Family Membership - 2 Years

Family Membership - 2 Years

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C$90.00

Same privileges as Individual Membership for 2 adults and up to 2 children.

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