Tracing Our Roots
Explore the wonder of African American history through the power of dance, music, and dramatic storytelling with this musical play about a brother and sister who travel through time. Journey with them as they move from ancient Egypt to the slave plantations, and finally, to modern times. Learn the proud history of African Kings and Queens and pass-through different eras of music and dance including the Blues, the Lindy, Gospel, R&B, Rap, and Hip-Hop. Along the way, you will discover that certain inventions like the baby stroller, golf tee, traffic light, and lunar camera were all developed by African Americans.
Curriculum Links: Cultural Awareness, Social Studies, Music | Grades 3-12