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From South Carolina to Sweden: A Drop Of Midnight

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Category: Education
Start date: 30 Mar 2020 06:30 PM
End date: 04 Apr 2020 07:30 PM
Street / Location: 150 Convent Avenue (at W. 135th Street)
City / town: New York
Country: New York, USA
Organizer: Harlem Stage
Name: Deirdre May
Email: dmay@harlemstage.org
Phone: 212-281-9240 ext. 21
Homepage: www.harlemstage.org/events-list/waterworks-drop-of-midnight-3-31-20

What does blood memory, legacy, and ancestry mean to an African-American family that left Harlem for Sweden?

Harlem Stage commissioned WaterWorks artist Jason "Timbuktu" Diakité to debut his autobiographical theater project, A Drop of Midnight, directed by Farnaz Arbabi, composed by Erik Hjärpe and accompanied by live band, The Rakiem Walker Project.

One of Sweden’s biggest hip-hop artists and a best-selling author, Diakité takes us on a journey of cross-generational migration from the cotton fields of South Carolina to the little town of Lund, Sweden. It is a story of how he searches for his roots in order to bridge the gap between races, struggles and generations. A Drop Of Midnight explores the questions of being a son and being a father, of how one generation wants to escape the same past that the next generation wholeheartedly wants to embrace.