The initial shock of the earthquake has passed but Haiti continues its struggle to overcome both man-made and natural disasters.
Poet Kwame Dawes returns to the National Black Theatre Festival to present a multimedia exploration of Haiti’s earthquake through the lives, and voices, of Haitians confronting the consequences of the earthquake. This performance will feature Kwame Dawes, the photography of Andre Lamberston, and composer and performer Kevin Simmonds, accompanied by Soprano Valetta Brinson. A production of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
This video is a preview, featuring one of the visual poems, set to music, that will be performed live.
The performance will have its international premiere on:
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m.
Performance Venue: Old Salem Visitor Center-Gray Auditorium, Winston Salem, North Carolina
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