written and performed by Roger Bonair-Agard
directed by Kamilah Forbes and Monica L. Williams

The journey of a man tracing the story of his self-imposed exile through music, memory, and poetry. Early 1980's Trinidad. Midnight Robber meets Michael Jackson, Soca Music meets first dances and first fights. Carnival, football, family and a bottle of rum, Masquerade: Calypso and Home begins with a drum call and a declaration; "If one day the ancestors should return, honor them." Sharing poetry, stories and calypso over a bottle of rum, Bonair-Agard weaves living and breathing tapestries out of politics and the notion of home. He tenderly unmasks family secrets, his adolescence in 1980's Trinidad, and life as an immigrant in America.

For booking inquiries, please contact booking@afofest.org.

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