In conjunction with our ongoing exhibit, Our Own Beat: 200 Years of Island Music, hear the Black Brook Singers, a forward-looking group that is continuing what is undoubtedly Martha's Vineyard's oldest musical tradition. Led by Durwood Vanderhoop, they are the tribal drum of the Aquinnah Wampanoag, performing new and traditional songs for community events both on and off-Island. Following the performance, there will be a screening of the 2017 documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, which examines the unacknowledged debt that American popular music owes to Native culture. You'll come away with a new appreciation for the power of this influential living art form which is being practiced in our own backyard.
Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00pm
Martha's Vineyard Museum
151 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568