• A Festival of Ideas
  • March to July 2021
  • Guelph

The Roads of Yemoja

Thursday, May 20, 2021; 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Event begins at 2:00pm EDT / 6:00pm UTC

Originally presented online as a live webinar

On May 20th 2021 Laeïla Adjovi, ArtsEverywhere’s first recipient of the Fay Chiang Fellowship in Artistic Journalism, presented her project The Roads of Yemoja. Set between Benin, Nigeria and Cuba, her exploration follows the rites of a West African Deity, Yemoja, from what was once called “the slave coast” to the largest island of the Caribbean sea. The Roads of Yemoja is a multidisciplinary project about African spirituality, cultural resistance, disseminated collective memory, and creolization.

Read more about Laeïla Adjovi’s ongoing project on ArtsEverywhere, and watch the full presentation below.