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THE B-SIDE: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons” - The Wooster Group | Thespie

THE B-SIDE: “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons”

1960s • Black history & experience • faith & spirituality • hard-hitting • law & justice • music
  • Filmed Performance
  • The Wooster Group
  • Free

THE B-SIDE is based on the 1965 LP “Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,” which features work songs, blues, spirituals, preaching, and toasts from inmates in Texas’ then-segregated agricultural prison farms. The album was brought to The Wooster Group by performer Eric Berryman after he saw the Group’s previous record album interpretation EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS. In THE B-SIDE, Berryman plays the album and transmits the material live, by channeling, via an in-ear receiver, the voices of the men on the record. Accompanying him are Jasper McGruder and Philip Moore.

  • Duration
    55 minutes

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