Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Healing Force

Last night the Ocracoke community was treated to a lively performance of African drumming, singing, storytelling, & dancing by the family group Healing Force. For an hour and a half the school gymnasium reverberated with the rhythmic beating of drums, the melodious sound of beautiful voices, and the fluid movement of bodies, arms, & legs.

Along with the Healing Force's infectious smiles and obvious delight in their art, they joyfully celebrated community, beauty, and peace, sentiments familiar to many islanders, but ever worthy of being reminded of.

The night air was cold, but those who braved the chill came home energized by a talented & energetic family.

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter chronicles the story of commercial fishing on Ocracoke, and tells of the efforts of the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association to save the island's last remaining fish house. Click here to read the entire newsletter....and learn how to make a donation.

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