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Spelman Women Speaking Truths

RESONANCE celebrates African American literature, history and culture in chorale readings that blend words and music. All scripts performed by RESONANCE are original scripts, and many are performed to the accompaniment of musical instruments, among them flute, clarinet, saxophone and drum. Members of RESONANCE receive neither academic credit nor financial remuneration for their participation, but they devote evening hours and weekends to the preparation of their performances. They do so because they are committed to women’s empowerment. They do so in order to teach, to celebrate, and to give thanks.

All members of RESONANCE are students enrolled full-time at Spelman College, pursuing different majors and coming from cities all across the nation and from Africa, Trinidad and England.

RESONANCE, directed by Dr. Gloria Wade Gayles, was founded in October of 2002. Since its founding RESONANCE has been called to perform by the College and the community. Noteworthy, among those performances were the first annual Zora Neale Hurston Atlanta celebration, the inauguration of Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and the dedication ceremony of the Robert Holland Jr. Learning Tree.