Documentary by Willie Ruff: A Conjoining of Ancient Song

Event time: 
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 11:30am
New Haven Free Public Library See map
133 Elm St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Jazz man Willie Ruff retraces the trajectory of a rapidly eroding form of congregational singing out of Scotland and into both African-American and Native American religious song traditions. Documentary by Willie Ruff and Gretchen Berland.

Part of NHdocs, the New Haven Documentary Film Festival. Presented with support from Whitney Humanities Center; Program in Public Humanities at Yale; Yale Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Yale Film and Media Studies Program; Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale; Yale Summer Session, Yale Film Study Center.