“Rock Your Blues” Swedish traveling group members enjoy a photo op with a cutout of the Delta State "Blues Okra" while viewing Sharon McConnell's Cast of Blues exhibit at The Delta Center for Culture and Learning.
The Swedish tour group's trip began with a visit to the Delta Center for Culture and Learning where they viewed Sharon McConnell's lifecasts of Blues artists in the Center's gallery space.
The Swedish music enthusiasts gather for a group photo with the Delta State Blues Okra after viewing the Cast of Blues exhibit at The Delta Center.
The group gathers at a large table for lunch at The Senator's Place soul food restaurant in Cleveland.
Klaus Engström leads the group in a Robert Johnson song as they visit one of the three gravesites for the Blues legend.
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi director Emily Havens greets the group prior to their tour of the museum.
A giant replica of the GRAMMY award greets visitors at the entrance of the new museum in Cleveland, and the group of travelers from Sweden takes advantage of the iconic symbol for a group photo. Joining the tour are Dr. Rolando Herts (bottom left), director of the Delta Center forCulture and Learning, Lee Aylward (bottom right), the Delta Center's Program Associate for Education and Community Outreach, and Emily Havens (back right), Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.
The group poses outside of Willie Seaberry's legendary juke joint, Po' Monkey's Lounge.
Anders Roddar takes time for a quick photo with Willie Seaberry.
Members of the group relax in front of the Riverside Hotel, a former hospital for African Americans in Clarksdale.
As a parting gift, one of the Swedish visitors performs a song for Zee Ratliff, owner of the inn.
Anders Roddar, one of the organizers of the group tour, stands in a room at the Riverside Hotel dedicated to former owner Frank Ratliff.
Madame Peggy Sempler-Boccalini sits in the room at the Riverside Inn where President John F Kennedy, Jr stayed while visiting Clarksdale in 1991.
Tim Lampkin introduces visitors to the congregation at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale.
Anders Roddar thanks the congregation at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale for their hospitality.
Dr. Rolando Herts, director of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning, greets the Rev. Nathaniel Pollard during church services at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale.
The group enjoys gospel music by the choir during church services at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale.
Congregation members greet the group during the service at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale.
A teenage usher bows his head for prayer during church services.