Sylvester Manor Heritage Black History Month Programming: Screening of “Blues: Feel Like Going Home

37 North Ferry Road
Shelter Island, New York 11964

In partnership with the Shelter Island Public Library, Sylvester Manor presents The Blues: Feel Like Going Home. In this 2003 documentary, director Martin Scorsese pays tribute to the Delta Blues by looking first at its rise out of the work and field songs of American plantation culture and Jim Crow, and then crossing the Atlantic to uncover its ancient roots in the musical and drumming traditions of West Africa.
A guided dialogue with cultural historians, African drummers, and alumni “Sylvester Manor work songers” will follow.

No Fee