“Betcha didn’t know hiphop came from the blues,” said the 60 year old bluesman to the school-age rapper Saturday in Hubbard Park.
“No, I didn’t know, ” said the boy, who had just showed his talent for rhymes and responses.
“You know now.”
Generations did not seem so far apart as people of various ages picnicked, checked out tables of health info from local nonprofit organizations, and climbed on playground equipment. They were all grooving to live West Side blues by Larry Taylor and his Soul Blues Healers band—one of the blues and jazz concerts being sponsored in BUILD’s “Light in Night” program. Community Engagement Director Bradly Johnson made the arrangements for BUILD, and a gracious donor provided the stage.