“Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes

Fascinating Rhythms!

Sing along and tap your feet to the music of Louis Armstrong, the father of jazz. Fats Waller, Billy Holiday, and Cab Callaway.

Journey into African American musical heritage and an era when the music of “The Duke” filled the streets and airwaves with infectious rhythms during the height of the Jazz Age. 

An entertaining multimedia performance travels through time to highlight artistry of the legends of the Harlem Renaissance.  Learn about creative writers Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, and more.  Explore the imaginative works of visual artists Romare Bearden, Aaron Douglas, and sculptor Augusta Savage. Don’t miss the “red hot” Harlem Grooves!


  • Live Commentary
  • Live Musical Performance
  • Integrated Video Projection 

TARGETED GRADE LEVEL: Elementary Version (K-5)   Secondary Version (6-8, 9-12)

PROGRAM MATERIALS: Student Worksheets and Teaching Resource Guides

CORE CURRICULUM & TOPICS:  Harlem RenaissanceArts & Humanities, Social Activism, Language Arts, Social Studies, African American History and Culture, Politics, Jazz Age, Music Education

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What teachers and administrators say?

"The enthusiastic reaction from our students to the program, and positive remarks by our staff members confirms the [your] production is a winner. We plan to have you back
Marshall Ceasar
Assistant Principal,
Ann Mullen Middle School
“Worth every penny of our school’s assembly budget. Our students gained greater understanding of diversity issues...they really liked the program.”
Marge Henton
Central regional high school
“Fantastic! Your assemblies are always well received by the entire school.”
Angela Melroy
Teacher/Assembly Coordinator Bells Elementary School