Free Tickets: Step Afrika! Drumfolk Performance
- Friday, January 31, 2020
- 7:30 PM
- Eisenhower Auditorium
The Schreyer Honors College in partnership with the Centre for Performing Arts invites Schreyer Scholars to this cultural performance. We will have a limited number of free tickets and they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will have a wait list if all tickets are given out, in the event there are any cancellations.
The Washington, D.C., troupe, integrates songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation into its productions. Drumfolk is an exploration of the drum as an instrument of community, resilience, and determination.
The Negro Act of 1740, a reaction to the Stono Rebellion of 1739 in South Carolina, took away from enslaved Africans the rights to assemble, read, and use drums. In response, they internalized the rhythm of the drum and began to use their bodies as percussive instruments.
Event ContactRosanna Mersinger