Students at IS 77Q Celebrate Black History Month
As part of a comprehensive arts-in-education program at IS 77Q, students participated in a live performance assembly for Black History Month. “Tracing our Roots,” performed by Wincy Terry and Co., explores the wonder of African American history through the power of dance, music, and dramatic storytelling with the musical play about a brother and sister who travel through time. The journey takes them from ancient Egypt to the slave plantation, and finally, to modern times. They learn the proud history of African Kings and Queens and pass through different eras of music and dance – including the Blues, the Lindy, Gospel, R&B, and Hip Hop. Along the way, they also discovered inventions developed by African Americans.
Wincey Terry –Bryant, professional narrator and singer is a native of Newark, NJ. Wincey has been an Arts Horizons teaching artist since 2006. This versatile artist has an extensive repertoire. Offerings include arts-integration professional development training for teachers, and also performances in Black History, Women’s History, Latin Heritage, Anti-Bullying, Character Education, and many other educational programs that align with the National Core to teach the regular school curriculum through live musical stage plays, dance, and dramatic storytelling.
Wincey is the executive director of Winceyco, a performing arts troupe that combines education with entertainment. Wincey has worked throughout the music and film business with such industry giants as Spike Lee, Bill Cosby, Sting, and Tina Turner. Terry’s television credits include Soul Train, Arsenio Hall, and David Letterman. Her voice can be heard on Sesame Street, Grover Washington Jr’s live cd, Monie Love’s hit single “Its A Shame”, and Cosby show commercials. Wincey is the author of 3 children’s CD book sets on bullying, character, and safety, as well as a cartoon DVD on African American history.
For more information or booking please contact Gloria Page at 201-567-1766 x 120 or gloria @ artshorizons.org.