Meet the Musicians: Joplin
By Dennis Kobray
approx. 54 min.
For grades 4 and up
Mr. Kobray seeks to bring to life a great musical figure from history for the viewer to meet and get to know. Major events and turning points in Joplin's life (through the eyes of a friend) are relived and their effects upon the composer's music are explained and demonstrated.
With hard work and determination, Joplin triumphed over the racial prejudice of his time.
This series seeks to educate as well as to entertain. A Study guide contains a synopsis of the program and suggested activities for prior and after viewing the disc. The program is recorded in 2 acts (2 classroom sessions).
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