Multicultural Cast of Four Women, Exploring the topics of Historical Memory and Planetary Healing
One boat. Four women. Four directions, four histories: merging. parting. reuniting.
What are the stories that heal us, as we dive into breathing deeply, loving fully, knowing honestly, and relating consciously? How do we connect to the threads of our cultural past, as we reweave the patterns of our selves and our world?
Director and Producer, Mailia Burkhart, with mentor Mankwe Ndosi and preformance artist – Friede Rica talked with Kinshasha about the performance piece – breathloveknowrelate.
First we hear from the ladies with tracks by Sugar Pie Desanto, Big Maybelle, Etta James, Gwen McRae Betty Harris. Then psychedelic soul including something from The Afro-Harpist Dorothy Ashby. Later in the set we explore afrobeat Ethio-jazz, then ska dub reggae…
Tonight’s program focuses on Haiti. Guests include Jacqueline Regis, now an attourney in Minneapolis who was born and raised in Haiti and who escaped with her family during the Papa Doc Duvalier regime. She has recently written a book, The Daughter of the Arsenal. Joining her is Mike, an American who is about to leave for Haiti to work on an addition to a school, a gift from his company, Lifetouch Photography. Haitian musis is featured.
An hour of poetry, music and discussion which will center on works read by their authors, recordings of greats from Carl Sandburg to Billy Collins, along with live readings from local underground poets.
The first ½ hour consists of music from Mexico. The second ½ hour is dedicated to music from Chile (unavoidably, the Parra family but also Camila Moreno, one of the young voices of Chilean music). The last ½ hour consists of music from Brazil: Two voices from Salvador da Bahia, the singer Virginia Rodrigues and the legendary composer Dorival Caymmi.