Urban Bush Women
The Urban Bush Women are known for their furious energy and physicality, and for creating music/dance/theater performances that weave contemporary idioms with African and African-American culture, history and folklore. Their newest work, Hair Stories--set to music by James Brown, George Clinton and Funkadelic--combines dance, music and storytelling to explore the relationship of African Americans to their hair. Conceived by founder and artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, the piece demonstrates how self-image reflects economic status and political and cultural identity. The Urban Bush Women will perform Hair Stories at Duke's Bryan Center, Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. Call 684-4444 for details.