On March 29, 2019, CONCH SHELL PRODUCTIONS and MILTON G. BASSIN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT YORK COLLEGE will present HEAR HER CALL - a festival of 10-minute plays written by female playwrights living the Americas who are of Caribbean heritage. HEAR HER CALL celebrates of the unique and diverse voices of Caribbean-American women who employ innovative methods to use theatre to inspire social change.
Reimagining the African Diaspora
"Re-lmagining Ancient African-Diaspora Folklore for Contemporary Children"
Marjuan Canady (Canady Foundation for the Arts)
Comparative Ethnomedicine in the America-Sierra Leone Nexus
Cyrus MacFoy (University of Maryland University College)
“Re-member: The Importance of Ancestral Connections, Resistance, and Divine Destiny to African Peoples”
Simeon Daise (Independent Scholar)
Experience the magic of Callaloo with the Callaloo Kids Ensemble and their puppet friends as they journey from New York City to the Caribbean. Through puppetry, storytelling, music, and dance, this show educates and entertains in the rich folkloric traditions of the African Diaspora.
Saturday, February 23 | Two Shows: 2-3pm & 3-4pm | All ages | Ticketed**
**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.
Carnival SouSou! Our Carnival Traditions
SouSou Saturdays are monthly family-oriented art-making, dance, and music workshops held every second Saturday of the month at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.
Come experience some of our wonderful Carnival traditions. From Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Carnaval do Brasil, to Mas’ in Trinidad. African descendants have contributed to making these traditions some of the most marvelous celebrations in our world!
Join us for our 1st SouSou! Saturday of the season-Carnival SouSou! Our Carnival Traditions! This event features Carnival centered storytelling with Marjuan Canady, a Trinidad inspired headdresses workshop, and an electrifying Brazilian samba dance workshop.