Welcome to Kids Commute - music appreciation for kids from Interlochen Public Radio. It’s a whole new week, and that means a whole new theme for this week’s shows. We’ll be exploring ragtime music, which is known for its syncopated, or “ragged,” rhythms. We’ll also learn about its history and highlight some of the most well-known composers of the style. After the music, we’ll introduce this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you text us the correct answer, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack!
In today’s show, we highlight the music of Ernest Hogan. Hogan was the first African-American entertainer to perform in a Broadway show. His composition “La Pas Ma La” was written in 1895 and was based on a dance that he created for his comedy shows. Join us as we begin our exploration of ragtime music on Kids Commute - classical music for kids from Interlochen Public Radio.
"La Pas Ma La"
Composer: Ernest Hogan
Performers: The Manhattan Ragtime Orchestra