The Roots of Black Music in America: an In-person and Zoom Concert Performed by Karlus Trapp-Wednesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Visit the library for a nice evening of entertainment in celebration of Black History Month on Wednesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. Join us in-person or over Zoom and hear veteran troubadour, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and music educator Karlus Trapp perform “The Roots of Black Music in America” from his studio in New York.

”The Roots of Black Music in America” is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America’s black musical giants. It is a joyful show that encourages and comes alive through audience participation and interaction with singing, dancing, call and response and percussion playing. Karlus has presented this show solo or with ensemble to thousands of kids of all ages, from elementary school, through high school. Please be warned :If you view this show, you may find yourself uncontrollably smiling, singing or humming for hours afterward!

Native New Yorker Karlus Trapp has beenplaying music since the age of five. For the past thirty years hehas been spreading joy through his music with solo and bandperformances throughout the Northeast, and now, “virtually” atlibraries and schools across the country. His original music hasbeen used for both network TV and international televisionmarkets. Karlus has been performing his “Roots of Black Music”show with Staten Island’s Universal Temple of the Arts Ensemblefor over 10 years, entertaining and educating thousands of schoolchildren and adults alike with this wonderful production.

Registration is required to attend this event. To find out more information, and/or to attend via Zoom, please contact Cynthia at cgwiazda@hagamanlibrary.org. To sign-up to attend in-person and watch the concert on our big screen, please call the library at 203-468-3890.

Extra parking for evening and weekend library events is available in the East Haven Town Hall parking lot on 250 Main Street (across the street from the library), in the KeyBank parking lot next to the library (after 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays and after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays) and in the Stop and Shop lot behind the library, accessible from Messina Drive.