“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 tells 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 closes with a Q&A session with the artists and performers led by USC Thornton professor Ron McCurdy.
This event originally aired on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.