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Middle Passage Ceremonies And Port Markers Project – The Malaga Speaks

MPCPMP invites you to a webinar with performing artist Antonio Rocha in observance of the UNESCO-designated International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition. The program will be on Zoom from 7-8pm ET, and in order to attend you must register for free here.

The story of the Malaga, a 19th century ship built in Maine that transported captive Africans, was created and will be performed by Antonio Rocha. Told from the perspective of the ship, Rocha uses song, narration, and mime to weave his way through this historical tale that chronicles the history of the trans-Atlantic human trade and its legacy. Annually, on August 23rd, the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP) hosts a program to acknowledge this day and the lives of those captive Africans who perished during the trans-Atlantic crossing known as the Middle Passage and the ten million who survived to build the Americas. Through the presentation of this creative work, The Malaga Speaks, MPCPMP offers a broader narrative of connection and the Diaspora – from ship building, to the ocean voyage, to arrival, into enslavement; from Maine, to Africa, across the Atlantic, to Brazil.


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Aug 23 2023


7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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