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March 25, 2022 On Campus
03/25/2022 7:00 PM 03/25/2022 8:30 PM America/New_York Andover Transcending the Barriers of Slavery: Sub-Saharan Religion, Festival, and Folklore in Trinidad and Tobago

CAMD Scholar Presentation

Ariana White ’22
CAMD Scholar

Ariana White ’22 was raised by her mother, who migrated from Chaguanas, Trinidad, to Brooklyn, New York, as a 7-year-old and stayed connected to her Caribbean roots through visits to the island, traditional cuisine, and most importantly, by sharing her knowledge of Trinidadian folklore and spiritualism.

Her mother’s stories often frightened Ariana, yet also sparked a curiosity that fueled her project. Exploring the notion of “transcendence,” Ariana’s research chronicles how stolen Africans on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago—carrying with them a diverse array of cultures, languages, and religions—created functional, hybridized forms of spirituality and ways of resilience that helped them survive and overcome enslavement. Highlighting the vehicles of folklore and festival, Ariana examines the ways resilience is manifested in Trinidadian culture from the 18th to the 21st century.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Donald Slater, Instructor in History and Social Science

Kemper Auditorium
5 Chapel Ave. Andover, Mass.
(If campus safety protocols change, venue may become virtual)

Free and open to the public

Kemper Auditorium

Transcending the Barriers of Slavery: Sub-Saharan Religion, Festival, and Folklore in Trinidad and Tobago

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Kemper Auditorium

CAMD Scholar Presentation

Ariana White ’22
CAMD Scholar

Ariana White ’22 was raised by her mother, who migrated from Chaguanas, Trinidad, to Brooklyn, New York, as a 7-year-old and stayed connected to her Caribbean roots through visits to the island, traditional cuisine, and most importantly, by sharing her knowledge of Trinidadian folklore and spiritualism.

Her mother’s stories often frightened Ariana, yet also sparked a curiosity that fueled her project. Exploring the notion of “transcendence,” Ariana’s research chronicles how stolen Africans on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago—carrying with them a diverse array of cultures, languages, and religions—created functional, hybridized forms of spirituality and ways of resilience that helped them survive and overcome enslavement. Highlighting the vehicles of folklore and festival, Ariana examines the ways resilience is manifested in Trinidadian culture from the 18th to the 21st century.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Donald Slater, Instructor in History and Social Science

Kemper Auditorium
5 Chapel Ave. Andover, Mass.
(If campus safety protocols change, venue may become virtual)

Free and open to the public

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