WEDNESDAY JUNE 26, 2019 FROM 6:00 TO 7:00 PM
“HOLLERING: FARM CALLS FROM RURAL NORTH CAROLINa”
PRESENTED BY SARO LYNCH-THOMASON
LORD AUDITORIUM, PACK MEMORIAL LIBRARY,
ALL EVENTs ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Light Refreshments will be served
Can you do it?
“Ee-yah-oo-wah, ee-yah-oo-wah, ooooooooo!”
Likely one of the oldest forms of human communication, versions of hollering are found in cultures around the world. From Scandinavia to Nigeria, people have used hollers to communicate across long distances, herd animals, and express their emotions. In the United States, rural, agricultural communities made use of hollers for hundreds of years. In this presentation Ms. Lynch-Thomason will discuss hollering traditions from the North Carolina Piedmont as well as the Deep South. She’ll holler some samples of cow-calling, calling for water, distress calls, and a variety of expressive hollers- and get the audience involved as well!
Saro Lynch-Thomason grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a ballad singer, artist, musician, songwriter, a folklorist, an illustrator and labor activist. She received her graduate degree in Appalachian studies from Eastern Tennessee State University and now lives in Asheville, NC.