Story of the Blues – Finding Your Voice Through a Historic Genre

Posted December 1, 2020 | By ale_bellot

Digital Education Programming Presented by the
Center for Health & Wellbeing

There’s no other musical genre quite like the Blues. Its unique style is rooted in African culture and during historic periods of oppression and economic turmoil, this revolutionary genre provided a voice for the voiceless. It has even impacted the music we hear today.

Now you can find your own voice through this historic genre. Join CFCArts Teaching Artist Desiree Montes (Perez) for this exciting 90-minute workshop into the musical genre that inspired the lyrical storytelling style we enjoy in music today.

By participating in this program, you can expect to:

  • learn how to write your own 12-bar Blues song.
  • discover the rich history of the Blues genre.
  • learn about the Blues impact on all of the American music that has proceeded the genre.

This program is presented by Desiree Montes (Perez) and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation in collaboration with Central Florida Community Arts.

About Your Program Presenter
Desiree Montes (Perez) is a Musical Theatre-Music instructor for companies such as MicheLee Puppetry and Drama Kids of West Metro Orlando, bringing the arts to students and integrating the arts and their academia. Montes is also an AEA Industry professional; she sings, acts and dances for major theme parks and resorts in Orlando, Florida. Montes has more than 10 years of experience as an adjudicator for theatrical competitions.