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Music: Bosler’s Virtual Program Explores the Roots of Black Music in America | La Sentinelle – Local scene


Jess Hayden for the Sentry

Musician Karlus Trapp will be the last featured in the Music @ Bosler series. The virtual program will cover “Exploring the Roots of Black Music in America” from 7 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, July 8.

During the event, Trapp will take attendees on a musical journey through the last 100 years of American culture, meeting important African American artists along the way.

The journey begins in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and the homeland of Louis Armstrong, one of the national treasures of the United States. Next, participants will travel to Arkansas to visit and learn about Scott Joplin, the king of ragtime. The journey continues through the Roaring Twenties, the bouncy and roaring 30s and 40s, the rock 50s, the moving 60s and 70s and the classic 80s.

The music will evoke a two-step dance on Bourbon Street, the atmosphere of a noisy saloon, a Hi-De-Ho call and response with Cab Calloway and Harry Belafonte’s folk calypso.

The program will include musical spotlights on musicians such as Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Chuck Berry. Throughout the experience, viewers can once again hear the music that influenced and laid the foundation for music today.

Trapp is a talented and versatile musician from Staten Island, New York. He has a tasteful musical sensibility that allows him to rock many styles including reggae, blues, jazz or 60s and 70s pop music, while still being able to play quiet acoustic background music. He started playing guitar at the age of 11 and his love for guitar playing from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton led him to discover BB King’s blues and New Brunswick rhythm and blues. Orléans Bathed in Dr. John’s Marshes.

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As a young musician, Trapp developed a fan base by performing solo, as well as with local bar groups in and around Staten Island. Over the past 30 years, he has continued to spread joy through his music in the Tri-State area and around New York City, but is still known as a local legend in his hometown neighborhood.

The album he’s best known for, “WOW”, is an eclectic mix of styles with contributions from some of New York’s top musicians. His Caribbean blues-influenced pop-rock originals have also been used in TV channels and commercials around the world.

Trapp has presented his show “The Roots of Black Music” for over 10 years, entertaining and educating thousands of school children and adults with this production.

The program is virtual, but registration is required. To register, visit the Cumberland County Libraries’ Calendar of Events at cumberlandcountylibraries.org and locate the “The Roots of Black Music in America” ​​program listed under July 8th. This program will be broadcast virtually on the GoToMeeting platform. Registrants will receive a link to participate.

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