UMOJA – Thicker Than Water
The diversity of the region is both complex and rich. Steeped in a history populated by peoples of various lineages, “UMOJA….Thicker than Water” is a concert which celebrates the African heritage of the region. In music, dance and the spoken word, UMOJA will present leading artists from Trinidad and Tobago as well as the region reinforcing the themes which underscore UMOJO. From the Swahili word for ‘Unity’, Umoja identifies that blood is thicker than water. As we celebrate Caribbean Unity in CARIFESTA XIV, Umoja will echo the sentiments of the ancestors and the importance of family whilst recognizing that all peoples of the Caribbean are united through our shared culture and history. Featuring readings by T&T writers Kevin Adonis Browne and Zahra Gordon.