Watch the performance of "Something Sacred," a stage play that focused on the origins of praise houses in the Gullah culture and on the sea islands.
Earlier this week, Praise House: A Tradition (1991) was featured on ETV Classics. The inspiration for that documentary came from the a performance by the Urban Bush Women at Spoleto Festival 1990.
Who are the Urban Bush Women?
In 1984, dancer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar founded Urban Bush Women (UBW) as a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change. UBW has toured five continents and has performed at venues including Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and The Kennedy Center.
- Watch this story about the Gullah Bible.
- Find more stories about Gullah on scetv.org.
- Learn more about Gullah culture on KnowItAll.org, by visiting the Gullah Collection.