This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Georgia Council for the Arts.
In a panel discussion format, this free Q&A is an exploration of the Ring Shout tradition of coastal Georgia and South Carolina. It features McIntosh County Shouters members Brenton Jordan and Carletha Sullivan, along with renowned artist, musician, and folklorist Art Rosenbaum, whose book Shout Because You’re Free: The African American Ring Shout Tradition on the Coast of Georgia (1998) resulted from extensive research and fieldwork alongside his wife, photographer and painter Margo Newmark Rosenbaum.
Don’t miss the NOON30 performance by the McIntosh County Shouters on 4/2 for a compelling fusion of dance, call-and-response singing, and percussion (consisting of hand-clapping and beating a stick on the floor), the ring shout tradition of the Georgia and South Carolina coast has African origins but also contains strong elements of Christian belief.
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