The Shouters step up today
You can celebrate the culture and heritage of the Gullah communities of the Southern coast when the McIntosh County Shouters perform at 4 p.m. today at Porter Hall at Newton High School, 140 Ram Drive.
The 10-member group performs centuries-old songs passed through the generations.
The four or five women onstage are the shouters, singing the song in Gullah and moving to the beat in a counterclockwise motion.
The men in the group create the rhythm, with one serving as the songster, leading the songs. The Shouters perform without instruments, save a flatboard and a stick-like rod to create the rhythm. That’s supplemented with clapping.
Tickets will be available at the door for $7 for students, $20 for seniors and $12 general admission.
The performance is presented by the Arts Association in Newton County and sponsored by General Mills, Michelin Tread Technologies and Springfield Baptist Church.
Learn more about the group at mcintoshcountyshouters.com.