Beyond the Veil of the Sorrow Songs

Beyond The Veil of the Sorrow Songs is an interdisciplinary, multimedia theatrical concert that tells of escaped enslaved African's journey to Atlantic Canada and Quebec via the Underground Railroad. It reaches forward to address the challenges of the African-Nova Scotia community in a supposedly post-racial society. Fugitive slave narratives, drama, West African drumming, Scotch-Irish fiddling, liturgical dance, spoken word, spirituals, media, and live visual artistry are woven together to chronicle and give voice to the fortitude of persons long silenced and written out of history. This event is free and open to the public for general admission.





Feb. 9

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place