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Jonkonnu Symposium

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 8:00am to 7:00pm

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.”

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

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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!

 

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Thank you, Erin, for all your hard work!  We really appreciate all you did to make our trip a successful one.

 

 

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nmaahc-c5xcro0The 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.

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McIntosh County Shouters in front of family Praise House.

 

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 The McIntosh County Shouters have never been known by any other name.

 

About

While the McIntosh County Shouters have been performing in public since 1980, they have been practicing the ring shout since the 18th century. This age-old tradition has been passed down from generation to generation in this family since their ancestors arrived in bondage over 300 years ago.

Awards

The McIntosh County Shouters have received many awards over the years in recognition of their continued interest in keeping the ring shout alive.

Schools, Festivals, and Special Events

The McIntosh County Shouters have performed around the country at various schools, festivals and special events. Email info@mcintoshcountyshouters.com or call (912) 399-2466 for information about having the group come to your next event.

Contact

Contact the McIntosh County Shouters for more information. info@mcintoshcountyshouters.com Call: (912) 399-2466