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Shayna Jones: Grandmama Speak
October 15, 2022 @ 7:30 pm MDT
Shayna Jones is an award winning professional performance artist specializing in the Traditional Oral Storytelling of African and African Diasporic folklore. As a trained actor, singer, and dancer, Shayna brings to life each tale with full embodiment, filling an entire stage with vocal and physical lyricism. Inspired by traditional West African oral culture and dance, alongside Contemporary and Modern dance styles, Shayna Jones is a force on stage.Grandmama Speak is a kaleidoscope of Afro-centric folklore and fact, old wives tales and history. With song, rhythm and fine movement infused throughout the telling, Shayna mesmerizes her listeners with tale upon interlocking tale pieced together from the diverse traditions of the African Diaspora. Love and loss, pride and pain, hambones and redfish take center stage in a show packed with bold vocal and physical dynamism. Listeners will be left laughing, sighing, and lingering over the age-old wisdom of Grandmama Speak. Ages 13 +