Caribbean Wake

Contemporary Art from a Diasporic Perspective

Join artist Leyla McCalla in conversation with curator Nic Brierre Aziz and Prospect.5 artist Cosmo Whyte as they discuss their work through the lens of diasporic culture. The conversation will be moderated by Ifátùmínínú Bamgbàlà Arẹ̀sà.

Black Box Theater
P20190604 GB F4868 Nic Brierre Aziz 2048px
Nic Brierre Aziz Headshot 1534x1022
Nic Brierre Aziz Headshot 2
Leyla Mc Calla
Cosmo Whyte

Directed by Kiyoko McCrae, Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever combines storytelling, dance, video projection, and audio recordings from the Radio Haiti Archive housed at Duke University and is anchored by McCalla’s original compositions and arrangements of traditional Haitian songs. We see Haiti through Leyla’s eyes as she grapples with the harsh political realities of its people and the journalists, like Dominique, who fought to uplift their voices.

Admission to this event is free with RSVP (capacity is limited).

Leyla McCalla Open modal
Nic Brierre Aziz Open modal
Cosmo Whyte Open modal
Ifátùmínínú Bamgbàlà Arẹ̀sà Open modal
Related Events

Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever

Featuring Leyla McCalla
Friday Dec 3 – Sunday Dec 5, 2021
Learn More Get Tickets
Wrj2725 Web Res copy 1
More Information
Health & Safety Guidelines
Toggle section
Supported by
Plan Your Visit Get Tickets