The Performance and Culture Working Group Presents: Evie and Keith Terry
Participatory Discussion-Performance: Body Music & Culture
November 17, 2016
Black Box Theater
Please join artist-scholars Evie and Keith Terry for a participatory workshop about body music styles from around the world. Body music uses nothing other than the human instrument to make music. They will include styles that come from the Southern United States, particularly the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
About the performers (from http://www.evieladin.com/):
Banjo player, step-dancer, singer, songwriter and square-dance caller, Evie grew up in a trad folk scene up and down the Eastern Seaboard of the US. She has helped cultivate the thriving International Body Music scene, performing rhythm-based multi-cultural music & dance works, reconnecting Appalachian music with other African-Diaspora traditions in the world music fabric. Evie studied dance, choreography and anthropology at Brown University (BA ’91: African Studies In Dance). After graduation she pursued a Fulbright Fellowship, studying music and dance among several groups in Eastern Nigeria. She found in her African studies a parallel to the old-time folk culture, where music and dance are an integral part of social communication. That experience continues to inform her educational work with the roots of American music & dance, as well as musical collaborations with other performers of music of the African Diaspora.
Trained as a jazz drummer, Keith Terry is the founder of the International Body Music Festival and a collaborator with a host of inventive performers from Bobby McFerrin, Tex Williams and Robin Williams, to Turtle Island Quartet, Charles “Honi” Coles and Bill Irwin.