Afriye We-kandodis: Telling Our Stories To Be Free
January 13, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Selma, AL based singer, performer and Sister Song womb-maker, Afriye We-kandodis will present a two-part performance examining the themes present in Keeper of My Mothers’ Dreams. Sista Yo Mama U n Me Too shares the story of violation then reclamation and transformation as an enslaved woman grapples rape and how she spoke life into the spirit of a fellow tribesman who was used to violate her. Through the performance, I Am Laura Nelson, We-Kandodis will bring voice and life to Laura Nelson, a woman that was lynched with her 12 year old son, LD, on May 25, 1911.
Made possible by the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Alan Mills and Sun King Brewery.
Image: Afriye We-Kandodis by Kathryn Mayo from her We Are Selma Project.