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Feb 9, 2014
WITNESS: Stomp & Sing Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4pm Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
Tickets: $10-$40 (service charges apply) Call 612-371-5656 or order online at www.vocalessence.org
VocalEssence Chorus Melanie DeMore, guest artist Philip Brunelle, conductor
Feel the rhythmic spirit of the Gullah people flow through you as VocalEssence and guest artist Melanie DeMore take you on a journey to the Sea Islands of Georgia and South Carolina. Unique among other groups of enslaved Africans, the Gullah lived in isolation, retaining much of their pure African traditions. Communal singing and dance were seen as vital to survival, and rhythm was deep in their souls. Through powerful spirituals performed in the Gullah tradition, stick pounding, hand clapping and foot stomping, Melanie will challenge all of us to connect with our neighbor and the music within us.