McIntosh County Shouters to perform in Boulder, Colorado!
June 23, 2019 2:30PM
Macky Auditorium, University of Denver, Boulder Colorado
Please join us as we perform in Boulder, CO to celebrate Juneteenth! We are so looking forward to this program and would like to thank our sponsors, NAACP. We’ve been told this program is reserved to a near capacity crowd! We hope to see you in Boulder.
Musical Explorers–March 8 & 9, 2019 Savannah, GA
For the past several years, the McIntosh County Shouters have been invited to participate in a special “Musical Explorers” event in Savannah, GA and perform for over 10,000 children. We have enjoyed every time we have performed for this wonderful program sponsored by Carnegie Hall.
On March 8 & 9, we will return to Savannah to participate in yet another wonderful program. We are proud and honored to be part of this worthy event. Thank you, Carnegie Hall and to all the sponsors!
Enslaved Lives, Traditions, and Cultures in the Americas
North Carolina History Center
Registration for the Jonkonnu Symposium, Lunch, and Dinner has ended. We look forward to seeing all of our registered guests on Saturday, November 17!
Explore the origins of Jonkonnu, a Christmas-time activity of enslaved Africans in the Americas. This FREE symposium features Tryon Palace’s own Jonkonnu troupe, the McIntosh Shouters of Georgia, and a wide-range of guest speakers who cover such topics as “African traditions and Cultures,” the “Ring Shout,” “Gullah-Geechee Culture,” “Jonkonnu in the Bahamas,” and modern-day “Hip-Hop” music. The one-day event actually concludes with a keynote dinner address by Dr. Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University, an author, scholar, and nationally recognized expert and critic on the origin, rise and popular appeal of “Hip-Hop.”
On October 21, 2017, the McIntosh County Shouters performed at the Columbus Art Museum in Columbus, GA. The room was filled to capacity and once again, the group received a standing ovation. There are times when the room is filled with electricity and the audience feeds off the energy just as much as the group does. This was one of those times. It was an extraordinary event and so well received by all. Following the program, the group was requested to be photographed with many audience members. There were students who had written class projects about the group, classical musicians, people from all over Georgia who came to see the group. It was one of the busiest days at the museum, and most of the visitors came to see the group. Everyone was pleased. Thank you, Columbus and Columbus Art Museum for supporting the McIntosh County Shouters and the ring shout! We had a great time!
Day One of the National Museum of African American Heritage and Culture was a great success. The group performed on two stages to a very receptive crowd. Photo credit: Jason Thrasher
Thank you, Smithsonian Institution, for including the McIntosh County Shouters in this very important historical event!
Thank you, Erin, for all your hard work! We really appreciate all you did to make our trip a successful one.
The McIntosh County Shouters are honored and humbled to have been invited to perform at the National Museum of African American Heritage and Culture on September 23-25 in Washington D.C. For more information, please go to www.nmaahc.si.edu . We are looking forward to this! Hope to see you there!!!
This event was funded by the Smithsonian Institution, National Endowment for the Arts, and South Arts.