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May 7, 2009

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.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:00 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Local music


that is supremely cool. it's great to see local musicians inspiring the next generation.

Sam, you should feel like a "proud poppa"! This is awesome!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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