Ti Zwazo’s wicked stepmother has put the child to an impossible task: go to the house of the Spirit of Death and bring home his most vital secret. On her journey she meets three nature spirits and a magic bird, each of whom helps her win entrance to the underworld—and the secret. Can she use this sacred knowledge to bring life back to her dying village?
Find out when Makandal presents a reading of this neo-folktale of struggle, hope, and respect for Earth. With art by Kesler Pierre.
The Drum and the Seed, A Haitian Odyssey
Friday, 22 June, 7:00 pm
The City Lore Gallery, 56 East 1st Street, Manhattan
Map and directions here
Advance purchase recommended as seating is limited (BUY)
Featured Image: The House of Bawon Samdi, guardian of the cemetery and keeper of the cycle of birth, death, and regeneration. Created by Kesler Pierre for The Drum and the Seed.
This program is supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.