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Join the Alabama Folklife Association for the preview of a new exhibit, Sacred Sounds of Alabama, and a day of programs dedicated to Alabama's Sacred Harp heritage. We'll all Sing Hallelujah is funded in part by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
1:00 pm 104 Mildred Street. View Sacred Sounds of Alabama at the Shelby County Arts Council (SCAC). Singer and author Buell Cobb will provide a reading from his new book, Like Cords Around My Heart, A Sacred Harp Memoir and be available to sign books.
2:00 pm (SCAC location) Lecture by Dr. David Warren Steel, author of Makers of the Sacred Harp and professor of music and southern culture at the University of Mississippi.
3:00 pm (SCAC location) Public Discussion led by Dr. Nathan Rees and Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, who both serve in leadership positions in Sacred Harp organizations, education, and publishing. Panelists to include Buell Cobb, David Ivey who is now a National Heritage Fellow of 2013, Bridgett Hill Kennedy who is an avid singer and longtime participant at Camp Fasola, and other Sacred Harp leaders from Alabama to be announced soon.
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm -- Sacred Harp singing. The group will walk over to the oldest Shelby County Courthouse for a singing to be held in the beautiful upstairs of this historic building that serves as the headquarters of the Shelby County Archives and Museum, 1854 North Main Street. ADA ***This facility does not have an elevator, but does have a video monitor downstairs so people can hear and view activities upstairs. All other facilities are one story and meet ADA.
7:00 pm - Dinner on the Grounds will be provided at Bernie's on Main Street, 115 S. Main Street, home to great southern cooking, so let them do the work and enjoy.
All facilities are in walking distance.
Parking information and maps will be posted soon.
The exhibit is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Alabama Council on the Arts, and the "Support the Arts" Car Tag fund.
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Alabama Folklife Association
A nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting Alabama's folk traditions through research, publications, events, CDs, films, workshops, and educational programming. The AFA is a partner program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.