LEGEND OF IGBO LANDING
In 1803 one of the largest mass suicides of enslaved people took place when Igbo captives from what is now Nigeria were taken to the Georgia coast. In May 1803, the Igbo and other West African captives arrived in Savannah, Georgia, on the slave ship the Wanderer. They were purchased for an average of $100 each by slave merchants John Couper and Thomas Spalding to be resold to plantations on nearby St. Simons Island. The chained slaves were packed under deck of a coastal vessel, the York, which would take them to St. Simons. During the voyage, approximately 75 Igbo slaves rose in rebellion, took control of the ship, drowned their captors, and in the process caused the grounding of the ship in Dunbar Creek.
TRAIN WITH LAE
Pre-teen thru young adults are welcome to train L.A.E. style.
LAE believes a true artist is a person of not one, but many talents. In this class participants get to explore their own history while learning about various cultures, dances, songs and story telling techniques found throughout West Africa.
This class is by invitation only
Tuesdays & Fridays 6pm-9pm
Ask an LAE member for more info.
THE RESISTANCE SERIES
Music Project In Development for fall 2020
RESISTANCE - The refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.
9 short performance pieces designed to take audiences on a musical journey that makes us define what resistance is and decide how to stand in it, in our everyday lives. The Resistance Series will pay homage to Harriet Tubman (the Underground Railroad), Cuffy (The Cuffy Rebellion), Queen Nzinga (Independence of Angola 1975), and the everyday men and women who choose to connect to and embrace their own history while using it to rebuild and reshape their future.