The Guthrie Theater hosted the 2017 New Griots Festival at its Dowling Stage for 10 days of inspiring performances and free community workshops.  The festival, a presentation by emerging black artists in the Twin Cities, is the brain child of Jamil Jude and Josh Wilder.  I photographed some of the workshops and rehearsals. It was deeply satisfying to watch the audience sizes growing as word got around that this was the place to be to see amazing talent with both breadth and depth. Photos Copyright 2017 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved   20170706_VieRehearsal_NewGriots_Guthrie_AliceGebura_8766 copy   20170706_LABuckner_NewGriots_Guthrie_AliceGebura_8831 copy 20170708_ShainaPaintingClass_NewGriots_Guthrie_AliceGebura_8987 copy 20170709_LABuckner_NewGriots_Guthrie_AliceGebura_9151 copy 20170709_ShugsWorld_NewGriots_Guthrie_AliceGebura_9027 copy 20170712_MsCoco_NewGriots_Guthrie_AliceGebura_9326 copy

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