DAY SIX: MONDAY 9/11
I interviewed my Mom. During the 1.5 hour interview she talked about the family tree and her emigration to the States and other sojourns. It was a powerful exchange. I discovered a lot about my Mom, myself and this piece that I am making. I learned that, culturally-speaking, I am actually second-generation American, seeing that my Mom left Trinidad at the tender age of 11 years old and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She said some heart-breaking things about cultural loss. I also leaned that I am in NO way a Trinidadian. I am a Tobagonian. And there is a difference.
I went to the studio afterwards for my first real rehearsal for "Yam, Potaoe an Fish!"
More to come...