Stick-Making and Pounding Workshop

Melanie with Gullah Sticks

Gullah* Stick-Making and Pounding Workshop
Led by Vocal Activist Melanie DeMore

Sunday February 2, 2:30-6:45pm
UU Urban Ministry, 10 Putnam St., Roxbury

Open to ALL age 11 and older, registration required, capacity limited.
Suggested registration fee $15 (materials and food), payable at the door.

Register online here or by calling Bithyah Israel, UUUM Social Justice Fellow at 617-318-6010.

The Gullah Stick Workshop is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (Roxbury), The Music Friendship Initiative of Follen Church (Lexington), and Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy (Roxbury), with support from the UU Funding Program.

Melanie DeMore is a San Francisco Bay-area composer, song-leader, and activist. As part of her expansive residency with Follen Church and Hamilton-Garrett Music & Arts Academy in early February and late March, she will help us build connections and community through the dynamic rhythmic heart of the Gullah tradition. In the words of Melanie, we will “turn the place into a living, breathing drum.”

Want to go beyond the workshop by joining Melanie’s Freedom Land stick-pounding chorus, or finding out more about our whole musical collaboration with Melanie? Go to follen.org for residency information and links to videos!

UU Urban Ministry
10 Putnam St.
Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: 617-318-6010

* The Gullah are African-American people of the Georgia and South Carolina Lowcountry and Islands, also called Geechee. Gullah is a term that was originally used for their creole dialect of English, but over time it’s come to refer to their distinctive ethnic identity as a people. The Gullah people have been able to preserve much of their African cultural heritage because of climate, geography, cultural pride, and patterns of importation of enslaved Africans.