Anchored in Darien, Georgia, the Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters are a critically-acclaimed collective of African-Americans who are preserving cultural aspects of their ancestral heritage via performance and education. 

Professionally formed in 1980, they have revived “the ring shout”, connecting their present with their past.  A ring shout, as defined in “Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters Event Sold Out” by St. Clair Donaghy for the Index-Journal site, is an “ecstatic, transcendent religious ritual, first practiced by African slaves in the West Indies and the United States, in which worshipers move in a circle while shuffling and stomping their feet and clapping their hands.”

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