Continuing with the idea of Pirate Jenny Scores, my studies/etudes are a way to process how I was raised as an Afro-Caribbean immigrant from UK to the US and other factors regarding my growth. A lot of my growing up involved learning classical music for a long time, which in many ways was beneficial to me but eventually traumatic after a while. This piece continues the idea of mourning and ritual, and also examines my interest in piracy and slavery with use of the funeral procession, second line style and the berimbau. The berimbau was an instrument used in the martial art of capoeira as code between African slaves in Brazil and was used to communicate between each other as a way to escape. In this video Pirate jenny is still walking in her procession, she can see the berimbau player, but not the other two members. Over the course of the procession, different members lead.
Lindsey Bauer - Spirit
Terry Kenard - Spirit
Micheal Eskridge - Berimbau player/pall bearer
Shola Cole - Pirate Jenny
Video footage: Adam S, Erinn Haggerty