Open to the Public
Saturday, September 7, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
RSVP "I Belong to the House of Music—Hosted by Attillah Springer"
Attillah Springer will chat with five writers about how Caribbean music shapes their work and consciousness. Guests will play a song and read a piece of their work that responds to the music.
I Belong to the House of Music takes its name from the lyric book of the late great Winston Bailey, Shadow. It is a different take on the long-running BBC Radio series Desert Island Discs, a music-centered interview in which artists, scientists, thinkers are castaway to a deserted island and asked to take along some of their prized pieces of music to accompany them on their journey.
The interviewees are:
- Kei Miller
- Barbara Jenkins
- Andres Pinas
- Nelly Rosario
- Ivelisse Rodriguez
- Katia Ulysse
Attillah Springer is a Trinidad born writer and jouvayist. She writes on culture and memory and has presented papers and written commissioned work on traditional mas, social justice and African spirituality in England, Brazil, Nigeria and Haiti. She is a Director of Idakeda Group, a collective of women in her family creating cultural interventions for social change especially among women and youth in Trinidad and Tobago.
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