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LUNCH WITH BOOKS LIVESTREAM: The Roots of Black Music in America with Karlus Trapp

January 19, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., musician and singer Karlus Trapp presents: "The Roots of Black Music in America."

Karlus Trapp’s delightful, educational, and entertaining presentation 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 comes alive with singing, dancing, call and response and percussion playing. Karlus has presented this show solo or with ensemble to thousands of people of all ages. Please be warned: If you view this show, you may find yourself uncontrollably smiling, singing, or humming for hours afterward.

This program will be available to watch live on Facebook Live, on YouTube, and on the OCPL website's LWB Livestream page Log into your Facebook or YouTube account during the program to leave questions for Karlus in the comments box. He will answer them during the live broadcast. 

Karlus Trapp

PRESENTER BIO: Karlus Trapp started playing guitar at the age of eleven, teaching himself how to play by listening to the music of the Beatles and Motown. His love for the guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton led him to discover the blues of Albert and B.B. King, and the swamp drenched New Orleans rhythm and blues of Dr. John. In his twenties after dropping out of college and deciding to become to turn pro, he started to study jazz and classical under the tutelage of guitar master Peter Prisco. A multi-instrumentalist as well as songwriter and producer, Trapp’s bluesy carribean influenced pop-rock has been used in network TV and commercials around the world. He has also been taking his musical creation “The History of Pop Music in America” to schools. This interactive edutainment brings to life the rich varied music of America’s past for school children as well as adults.

Visit Karlus Trapp's website at

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"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Bring lunch (to your computer), feed your brain!

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