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This video that I recorded in July of 2012 at the Weeksville Heritage Center gets a lot of traction these days. I even got a request for the rights. That sounds very promising so I thought I would share.
'You got the right to the tree of life' was a mesmerizing performance an audience enjoyed on the grounds of land, purchased by African Americans investors in 1838. The goal was to create a landowning community. The song, the dance, the rituals seemed to bring it altogether.
About the performance:
RUN MARY RUN: Jubilee Curator and choreographer Rashida Bumbray's newest installment of her dance work, RUN MARY RUN : Jubilee, considers the harmonic ideas and tonal vocabulary of the McIntosh County Shouters.
Creating an active ritual for the ceremony of the ring shout, Bumbray and the performers take us on a ride through the cosmologies of the Low Country, Geechie Sea Islands, Tennessee Blues, P Funk, and Hip Hop.
This iteration of Run Mary Run is developed in collaboration with Dance Diaspora Collective and special guest master dancer, Adenike Sharpley, Professor, Oberlin College.
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