Central United Methodist Church and Hillside International Truth Center are collaborating to present “Remembering the Shout” featuring the McIntosh County Shouters, on February 28, 2015, 6:00 pm at Hillside, 2450 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta 30311. The McIntosh County Shouters is a ten-member Gullah-Geechee group that began performing professionally in 1980. They have educated and entertained audiences around the United States with the “ring shout,” a compelling fusion of counterclockwise dance-like movement, call-and-response singing, and percussion consisting of hand claps and a stick beating the rhythm on a wooden floor. African in its origins, the ring shout affirms oneness with the Spirit and ancestors as well as community cohesiveness. The McIntosh County Shouters are the last active participants of this custom of sacred song and movement. Their performance on the Southside of Atlanta during Black History Month, post 150 years of emancipation, is an opportunity to recall, reclaim and celebrate this rich heritage which is little known in our community.
We invite you the congregation to attend this free, educational event which is suitable for all age groups. This promises to be a life-changing evening.