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About the Grant

$25,000 to support A Long Way Home. Concertizing the Golden Triangle (MAP 2006), a collaboration between the US acapella group Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir —daughters of North American slaves—and the British vocal group Black Voices—daughters of Caribbean slaves

About the Project

The 90 minute performance will “concertize” the Golden Triangle, the route of forced African migration to the Americas. The object of the project is to frame the artistic, cultural, and social implications of the shared and divergent histories—from their common origins in Mother Africa to the parallel realities of North American and Caribbean slaves. The artists' charge is to draw on their respective histories to create a contemporay work that offers new directions through acknowledging the past. Though rooted in the history of 16th - 19th century American slavery, this work calls out to the nations of today where slavery's legacy still haunts the political, social, and economic realities of Golden Triangle countries.

The concerts are to be performed at port sites in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ghana that are tied to the history of slavery and the subsequent black migrations from the US south and the Caribbean to other areas of the African Diaspora.

Related Websites

http://sfiaf.org/
Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir
Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir

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