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Vessels is a seven-woman harmonic meditation on the transcendental possibilities of song during the Middle Passage.

photo credit: Melisa Cardona

photo credit: Melisa Cardona

VESSELS is a seven-woman harmonic meditation on the transcendental possibilities of song during the Middle Passage. Experienced within an interactive and acoustically rich sculptural environment that invokes those infamous ships, this interdisciplinary ritual performance explores singing as a survival tool and asks, “What does freedom sound like in a space of confinement?” Vessels will premier in 2018 on a floating barge in New Orleans and then tour to East Coast port cities that were active during the Transatlantic Slave Trade.