The Negros Burial Ground: A Cantata for the Departed

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The Negros Burial Ground: A Cantata for the Departed by Leroy Jenkins was presented at The Kitchen in the spring of 1996. The three-act opera combined music and theater elements as well as avant-garde, classical, and jazz stylings. Inspired by the discovery of the eighteenth-century burial ground in lower Manhattan, The Negros Burial Ground investigated the complex history of African-Americans and the issue of race in the United States. The musical theater fantasy juxtaposed Africans executed in eighteenth-century New York with the police brutality faced by twentieth-century African-Americans.

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