The Shouters step up to­day

The Covington News - - Local News - Staff Re­ports

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.

Sub­mit­ted photo/The Cov­ing­ton News

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