About the Grant

$25,000 for Geography (MAP 1996) by choreographer/director Ralph Lemon and composer Francisco Lopez. This is the fist of a trilogy of planned pieces engaging race and cultural identity, incorporating text by Tracie Morris. The cast included Nai Zou, Djedje Djedje, Zaoli Mabo Tape, and Goulei Tchepoho, from Groupe Ki-Yi M’Bock (Ivory Coast); dancers Kouakou Yao “Angelo,” Akpa Yves Didier “James” from Ensemble Koteba (Ivory Coast); Griot and master percussionist and dancer Djeli Moussa Diabate and Carlos Funn and Nari Ward with Ralph Lemon.

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