The McIntosh County Shouters at Georgia State University
Friday, March 1, 2013 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
**********THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**********
Please arrive early! Unclaimed seats will be given to those on the waitlist beginning at 7:50pm!
The Shouters are an African-American family of ten performers from the Bolden community on the southeastern coast of Georgia. Known for their ring shout -- the oldest African-derived tradition surviving on the North American continent -- this unique ensemble presents a fusion of call-and-response singing, polyrhythmic percussion (handclapping, foot patting with a stick beating a wooden board), and expressive dance-like shuffling circular movements, which have had a profound influence on African-American music and religious practices. The singing-dancing age-old tradition represents African retentions that honor ancestral spirits and embrace a connection between the living and the dead.
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When & Where
GSU's Center for Collaborative and International Arts, the Rialto Center, France-Atlanta 2013
The Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) is a research center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University. It brings together creative writers, visual artists, composers, musicians, filmmakers, and scholars engaged in arts-related research with scholars in disciplines across the academy. For more information and a complete listing of events please visit arts.gsu.edu/cencia.
The Rialto Center for the Arts is a multipurpose arts venue known primarily for its Series performances, which feature national and international music and dance. For more information and a complete listing of events please visit rialtocenter.org.
Sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, France-Atlanta 2013 is a multidisciplinary series of events centered on innovation and designed to strengthen the French-American cooperation in the U.S. Southeast. For more information, please visit france-atlanta.org.