April 11, 2008

Caribbean Crossroads @ the Circa Hotel

Caribbean Crossroads @ the Circa HotelIf ever there was a time when I wished I was a member of the audience and not a moderator, it was last night at the Circa Hotel. With artists such as CuraƧao musician Oswin "Chin" Behilia; Haitian-American musician Jan Sebon, Sophia Lacroix, Andrea Shaw giving their unique perspectives on the African Diaspora and the themes of resistance, the event, which went on for a little more than an hour, moved along beautifully.

The artists also spoke about their influences, the "official languages" versus the "language of the people," victimization and resistance, which were often peppered with the intricate stories of the raconteur "Chin" Behilia.

Give thanks to Mary Luft and Robert Rosenberg for inviting me to be a part of "From Dushi Korsou to Peyi Mwen: Caribbean Culture and the African Diaspora," and I can't wait to see the show on Saturday.

For more photos of this event, please follow this link: Caribbean Crossroads @ the Circa Hotel.


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