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|About||Blues Lovers United of San Diego (BLUSD) is a non-profit, membership-driven 501c3 corporation affiliated with The Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee.|
-Preserve and promote awareness and appreciation for The Blues –the fundamental art form of American-born popular music.
-Entertain and educate blues audiences with newsletter and website publications.
-Generate a vigorous Blues In The Schools (BITS) program.
-Foster San Diego’s blues community.
-Stimulate visual and literary artistic blues expression.
-Present and support local and national artists and blues culture.
|Description||We are a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. All proceeds collected support our Blues in The Schools, International Blues Challenge and Blues Summer Camp Programs. If you would like to make a donation, please visit blusd.org. Thank you!|
Blues In The Schools (BITS) is an arts program fostered by The Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee. Through our BITS program, BLUSD is delivering performances, workshops, and lesson plans designed to expose and inspire our youth to the power and cultural significance of this uniquely American musical form.
Primarily through live music and storytelling, singers and musicians relate elements of the blues to American and African-American culture and history, while delivering concepts of audience involvement, rhythm and teamwork, music appreciation, and even the therapeutic effects of music. The presentations entertain and demonstrate how the blues is fundamental to popular American music. Underlying messages of: the importance of personal expression; racial tolerance and understanding; truth telling; freedom from oppression; and, creatively transforming life’s challenges into personal growth are conveyed to the student audiences through this rich material.
For more information, please go to our Blues in the Schools BLUSD facebook page. There you will see a list of our incredible BITS Artists and Leaders.