Sponsored by Bob Faircloth, HunterMaclean, National Endowment for the Arts, and Savannah Morning News
Sponsored in part by Karen & Ted Kleisner with the Bohemian Club of San Franciso
Voices of Mississippi is a new multimedia event that celebrates the music, art, and storytelling traditions of the people of Mississippi. Based on the 2019 double-Grammy Award-winning Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, the program features live musical performances integrated with film, audio recordings, and rare photographs captured by folklorist William ‘Bill’ Ferris, who will serve as host for the evening. The show features musicians Shardé Thomas, Cedric Burnside, and Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, all of whom are descendants of artists documented by Ferris.
A historian with a proudly egalitarian lens, Ferris studied Mississippi as a slice of humanity in which everyone and everything was interconnected—and in which the beating heart of broader cultural traditions could be found in some of the most overlooked figures and places. From the 1960s through the 1990s, Ferris captured an invaluable archive of cultural and musical treasures, and much of that art and humanity will be shared in this unique concert experience.
Want to learn more about this project? Join Dr. William Ferris and Lance Ledbetter for a Q&A and screening of documentary film selections from the Grammy Award-winning box set from the Atlanta-based Dust-to-Digital label.
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
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