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Walking With My Ancestors: Cape Coast Castle

By Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum

Researcher, writer, choreographer, and performer
Professor of Ethnomusicology at Illinois State University

The award-winning and nationally-recognized performance art piece Walking with My Ancestors: Cape Coast Castle (2019) takes you through a ritual crossing that includes live drumming, song, dance, and drama and leads to revelation, reconciliation, and rebirth. Seeking guidance from the spirits of her Ancestors, Aduonum embarks on a ritual journey to the dungeons for enslaved Africans in Ghana to commune with the dead. Walking with My Ancestors is a human story about triumph over adversity, hope, emotional justice, love, survival.

Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m.
New Africa House Theater Room

*Refreshments will be served.

Co-sponsored by: The UMass Departments of History, Music and Dance, Theater, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

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