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Performance: "Walking with My Ancestors: Cape Coast Castle"

Event Details

March 10, 2020
6:00 pm

New Africa House

Room: (basement, Rm #03)

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Tricia Loveland

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.