the often tragic journey of Haitians in the US and abroad for human
justice, the monologues cover Vodun cosmology, Haitian history, culture
and US humanitarian imperialism in Haiti. It's a musical memoir full of
coming of age stories of a woman raised African-American-Haitian in the
US, who returns to her parents' homeland and cannot undo the U-turn.
The work testifies to the tragic plight of the Black nation of Haitians
surviving within a hostile American Mediterranean.
Texts of the RBM performances pieces may be found on our website. Email for more info and for bookings in video is updated to email@example.com Dance and drumming workshops are offered only with performance bookings. School clippings, one and two.
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The Bwa Kayiman Ceremony
by Ezili Dantò
Ezili Dantò performs Bwa Kayiman,
the Vodun gathering on Aug. 14, 1791 that started the successful
Haitian revolution, abolished slavery, colonialism and created the
nation of Haiti. Written by Ezili Dantò and performed here with Troupe
Makandal and master Haitian drummer, Frisner Augustin.
Human Rights Lawyer, Ezili Danto is dedicated to correcting the media lies and colonial narratives about Haiti. An award winning playwright, a performance poet, author and lawyer, Ezili Danto is founder of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network, (more...)