The rich cultural traditions of the nations of the West Indies will be celebrated in Traversing Traditions / West Indies at Charter Oak Cultural Center, beginning August 16.
Traversing Traditions / West Indies is a month-long celebration of the music, visual arts, and dance of the West Indies. High-caliber performing artists will present both traditional and contemporary music and dances native to the West Indies. The visual and media arts segments redefine notions of the “contemporary” through an amalgamation of traditional, indigenous, popular, and current art practice by the featured artists.Taken as a whole, Traversing Traditions explores the interconnected nature of the art belonging to West Indies nations.
The series opens on August 16 with Traversing Visual Art and an Opening Reception.
The Traversing Traditions / West Indies Opening Reception begins at 6 p.m. on August 16 in the Charter Oak gallery. For more information, call 860-310-2580.