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Traversing Traditions/West Indies: Panel Discussion

August 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


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 Traversing Traditions / West Indies panel discussion conversation will center on the art of the Caribbean diaspora and West Indies in general, traditional art, and how traditional Caribbean art forms have evolved in the modern world. The panel discussion will feature curator Pierre Sylvain, and artists whose work is currently featured in the Charter Oak Gallery.

Featured Artists: Iyaba Ibo Mandigo, David Martinez, Maurice D. Robertson, Stanwyck Cromwell, Pierre Sylvain

Traversing Traditions series curated by Pierre Sylvain and James DeMarco.

This event will take place in the Charter Oak sanctuary, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 860.310.2580.


August 30, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Charter Oak Cultural Center

21 Charter Oak Avenue




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