The Granny Cultural Group, a Maroon performance group from the Windward Maroon community of Moore Town in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Blue & John Crow Mountains National Park in Jamaica, will be staging musical performances, conducting master workshops and demonstrations (Jamaican Maroon drumming, dancing, singing, and arts & craft), and giving talks at K-12 schools, colleges, universities, libraries, community centers and festivals in the United States, from late summer through fall 2016. See the calendar for specific dates and venues. The tour will also feature a screening of the documentary-film Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess (produced by Dr. Harcourt Fuller and Roy T. Anderson), in which members of the Granny Nanny Cultural Group appear as performers and actors. It will also feature a photo exhibition on the Maroons by an Atlanta-based photographer, traditional Maroon arts, crafts and music, as well as intellectual symposia featuring poetry and literature readings and talks on cultural, spiritual, environmental, historical and contemporary topics of relevance to the Maroons.
For more information about the Granny Nanny Cultural Group and to bring the group to your organization/institution, please contact:
Harcourt Fuller, Ph.D
Department of History, Suite 2111
Georgia State University
25 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303