Rhythm Migration

Creation Date
July 6 2016
Description
"Bessie Jones made it her mission to teach America; she felt a need to preserve African American history through song and dance. While recording the great Bessie Jones playing a song called The Buzzard Lope, Alan Lomax noted 'Bessie Jones leads a most interesting African-American Litany, which may be one of the most intact pieces of African dance in North America. It makes reference to a time when slaves were not given a proper burial.' We have found ways to preserve our culture regardless of the unbelievable circumstances." - Camille A. Brown
Country of Origin
United States
Related Productions
Rhythm Migration, July 6 – 10 2016
Work Credits
Dormeshia (choreographer)
Allison Miller (arranger)
Dormeshia (arranger)