From Tragedy to Triumph Part I: "The Middle Passage: Between Home and Death"
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About the Event
“Let me tell you about this middle space - somewhere between home and death.” From Tragedy to Triumph presents an evening of conversation and art about the Middle Passage (approx. 1525-1866) and the melding of the past and the present, the reality of dehumanization and evil, and the sounds and smells that are inseparable from the soul during this journey. The first installment in a seven-part series will tell the story of this time in history through discussion, spoken word, narration, dance, and music featuring traditional Sinte drumming and music by celebrated composer Florence Price. The event will close with a Q&A session with the artists and performers led by USC Thornton professor Ron McCurdy.
RSVP to attend the event on Zoom and participate in the discussion and live Q&A. Viewers can watch the livestream of the event at thorntonlive.usc.edu without RSVP.
About the series:
From Tragedy to Triumph is an interactive seven-part series about the African diaspora told through discussion with film, dance and music. Led by USC Thornton professor Ron McCurdy, each event is produced in creative collaboration between student and faculty composers, dancers, filmmakers, musicians and writers from across the university. Learn more >