This three-part exchange between Laura Anderson Barbata and local tradition bearers from the Black Masking Indian tradition responds to the garments and stilt dancing projects presented in the Transcommunality. Offering a look into the cultural world of Big Chief Shaka Zulu of the Golden Feather Hunters, this program is centered on Shaka’s distinct yet ever-evolving New Orleans practice which combines procession, drumming, elaborate 3d suits, and West African stilt dancing. Zoom registration link coming shortly, in the meantime sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date with all things Newcomb!
These programs are funded in part under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. They are also supported in part by a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grant and by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans.