HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Performing Arts teachers at Rowan Elementary have been teaching students the history and legacy of the Mississippi Blues Trail for Black History Month. Specifically, students have been learning about the Mississippi Blues Artists who blazed the trail for many other artists and genres of music.
On Thursday, students put on a performance to pay tribute to B.B. King and Bo Diddley.
The students played instruments native to Mississippi, such as the Diddley Bo, the Washboard, and the Spoons. The Rowan Orchestral Strings Ensemble accompanied the students during the Grand Finale of the tribute to Bo Diddley.
"This is very important because a lot of our kids don't know our history or the history of music," said Teacher Lakeisha Blakely.