And Now I See: Race, Racism & American Music

Artist: Ball in the House

Type: Performances / Assembly

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual


Ball in the House’s brand-new show explores African American music, from Spirituals, Gospel, and Jazz to Soul, Hip-Hop, and R&B.  Students will build awareness of where each style came from and why, as well as the cultural/social evolution of these styles and their influences and connect them to the contemporary styles of today. This is done through stories and musical examples, all done in Ball in the House’s signature a cappella style. The show celebrates the enormous influence of African American music and musicians, but also delves into how racism affected these musical styles in general and how it affected specific musical artists.  There are also interactive moments that teach musical concepts like vocal runs, rhythm, and beatboxing.

Program options:

In-person • Virtual (Live Streaming)

Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Assembly Price: $2275

Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $3265

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: None

Program Length: 45 min.

Appropriate For Grade(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



American History Month

Jazz Appreciation Month


Music in the Schools Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

Character Education

World Cultures

World Languages


Technical Requirements

2 separate 20 amp. circuits. Access to performance space 1 hour prior to performance to set up. 12 bottles of water, if possible.