KAnnapolis

Photo by Laura Rechnagel

Photo by Laura Rechnagel

 
 

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

American Roots Music performed live by Jenny Scheinman, Robbie Fulks & Robbie Gjersoe 

Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait offers a unique and touching glimpse of a bygone vision of America. Acclaimed musician Jenny Scheinman and her trio perform an original score of folk songs and field sounds live over H. Lee Waters's Great Depression film vignettes Movies of Local People, masterfully reassembled by film director Finn Taylor. The films are of regular people going about their lives -- mill workers streaming out of factories, a mother and daughter dancing on a dirt road, an old man reading a war-time headline, children racing in slow motion toward a huge wooden teeter totter. Scheinman's music pairs with these images for a beautiful, bittersweet, sometimes breathtaking emotional journey.
 
Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait was commissioned by Duke Performances at Duke University. The piece premiered at Duke's Reynolds Industries Theater on Friday, March 20, 2015. 

Jenny Scheinman - Violin, Vocals

Robbie Fulks - Guitar, Banjo, Vocals

Robbie Gjersoe - Resonator Guitar, Baritone Electric Guitar, Vocals

Photo by Tony Cox

Photo by Tony Cox

These are America’s home movies. They contain a clue to our nature, an imprint of our ancestry.