"Virginias first legally recognized slave was enslaved by a black man to protect him from slavery"
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Scene: 40 - EXT. VIRGINIA WOODS - DAY
A raucous party is underway in a clearing, attended byteenagers and young adults. The racial mix is about evenlysplit. It is midday, but a bonfire crackles. A large barrelof ale is propped up on a log, with mugs in many hands.An ensemble of ten male musicians, jams and entertains.
Five white musicians play traditional renaissanceinstruments; a viol, an archaic guitar, a flute, a lute,and a second wind instrument.
Five black drummers beat out a rhythm on various-sized,tuned, hollowed-out logs. The music is a fusion ofrenaissance dance and march, with African rhythms.
Black and white girls dance in a group. The white girlsappear to be trying to mimic the black girls' movements.