Performance: "Walking with My Ancestors: Cape Coast Castle"
March 10, 2020
New Africa House
Room: (basement, Rm #03)
UMass Amherst Campus
Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum
Researcher, writer, choreographer, and performer
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.