Unitarian Congregation hosts Cultural Crossroads

By on January 6, 2019

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks in Kitty Hawk is hosting “Cultural Crossroads”, a series of cultural events funded by the North Carolina Humanities Council and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Saturday, Jan 12, 7 p.m.
Billy Stevens, NC Humanities Council, “Sincere Forms of Flattery: Blacks, Whites and American Popular Music”

In this presentation, Billy Stevens demonstrates how historic interactions between African Americans and European Americans shaped the evolution of American popular music. With its roots in slavery and the fusion of musical traditions brought from both Africa and Europe, American music is a natural outgrowth of the unique culture of the American South.

Saturday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Movie Night at the UUCOB: “Get Out”

Jordan Peele’s 2017 comedy/thriller about an interracial couple meeting the white parents challenges easy assumptions about white liberal racial tolerance

Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m.
Jaki Shelton Green, Poet Laureate of NC

Who told you that story? How do you remember the tales about relatives? Where did that vase come from? The answers to such questions suggest the ways communities have survived through the art, music, stories, and crafts produced by its members. This program explores and celebrates the shapes, colors, and musicality of stories — often unspoken — that serve as symbols and myths for communities.

Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m.
The Elizabeth City State University Jazz Ensemble

The ECSU Jazz Ensemble returns to UUCOB for an evening of jazz.
Douglas A. Jackson, the ensemble’s director, will also share information about jazz history and his own journey as an accomplished jazz musician and instructor.

The meeting house is located at 831 Herbert Perry Road in Kitty Hawk. For more information, visit www.uucob.org.

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