cultural appropriation and the Caribbean space
Sun 26 Sept, 10.00–11.30 a.m. (est)
location: Facebook Live, YouTube Live, ttfilmfestival.com
moderator: Franka Philip
panellists: Alpha Obika, Abeo Jackson
Because of our multicultural history, the Caribbean has evolved to become a region overflowing with diversity and creativity. While there are similarities between the nations, each country has its own uniquely expressed culture and entanglement of traditions and practices brought by different settlers, whether free, enslaved or indentured. We can be protective of the artistic forms and practices that we’ve developed over the years because they tell a story of our roots, evolution and possible future. But, given that we are a region built on “appropriation”, whether forced or organic, can we argue against cultural appropriation? In this 90-minute conversation, journalist Franka Philip will delve into the effects of cultural appropriation across the Caribbean while giving her own insight into the topic.