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Select Films from Voices of Mississippi and Q&A with Dr. William Ferris and Lance Ledbetter

Join Dr. William Ferris and Lance Ledbetter for a 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,…

NOON30: McIntosh County Shouters

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. NEA National Heritage Fellows the McIntosh County Shouters are the foremost practitioners of this…

Ring Shout of the Georgia Coast: McIntosh County Shouters Q&A

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…