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AS WE TAUGHT YESTERDAY'S,
WE ROB THEM OF TOMORROW"
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THE CAB CALLOWAY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

The concept of CCSA was developed in the early 1990s by a group of parents in Delaware interested in providing their children with an excellent academic education infused with the arts.

IDLEWILD MUSIC FESTIVAL (POSTPONED)

This year, the Cab Calloway Foundation was invited to celebrate Cab’s legacy at the 6th annual Idlewild Music Festival, scheduled for the summer of 2021. CCF is honored to be a part of commemorating Idlewild as a historic African American landmark.

SAVING THE STRINGS PROGRAM

In December of 2008, the strings program at the Cab Calloway School of the Arts faced a disappointing reality. There were only 8 students enrolled and the district had decided to pull its funding.

YORKLYN STORY-TELLING FESTIVAL

A series of workshops, open mics, storytelling concerts and ‘samplers’ in schools, libraries, and other venues across Delaware’s New Castle County, the festival encourages community members to express, to share, and to listen.

CAB AT THE SMITHSONIAN

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.

VOCAL CLAVE DE SOL DE CUBA

A major accomplishment for the Cab Calloway Foundation was bringing the Cuban all-female guitar group, Vocal Clave de Sol de Cuba, to perform at the LadyBug Festival, an annual all-female music event held in Wilmington, Delaware.

BALTIMORE VISIT

In the summer of 2019, the Cab Calloway Foundation became aware of plans to demolish a building on the 2200-block of Druid Hill Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, where Cab and his family resided during his childhood.

SMArt SUMMER

A series of workshops, open mics, storytelling concerts and ‘samplers’ in schools, libraries, and other venues across Delaware’s New Castle County, the festival encourages community members to express, to share, and to listen.

OBERLIN COLLEGE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

The Cab Calloway Foundation is proud to support the Special Collections at Oberlin College Library as part of our commitment to the preservation of Black history and culture.