Elementary school kids love "Baltimore" by Caleb and Saleem
I was going to put this story in my own words, but Saleem Heggins' manager Natashia says it so plainly in an e-mail she sent me:
A teacher at Cherry Hill Elementary in Baltimore saw Caleb & Saleem perform at Sound Garden a few months back. He was so moved by the music, he asked for them to speak to his class (and turns out four other classes) about their journey through music & life. Caleb unfortunately was unable to attend, but Mr. Carlberg, (yes, the teacher) suggested that he learn "Baltimore" to accompany Saleem ...
At any rate, the clip below is a small glimpse into what a tiny classroom in Baltimore looked like yesterday. I am sharing with you all because you were the architects (and supporters) of this music being created. I hope you appreciate how far Sam’s initial idea of pairing people from completely different genres of music has come.