Maafa/Kuumba is intended to be an epic performance about the cultural landscape of the countries touched by African presence as a result of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.  It honors the spirit of a people who were once traded and flogged on the shores of Brazil, Haiti, Cuba and America and reminds us of their creative influence on music, dance and folklore throughout the world. Maafa/Kuumba revisits the atrocities held within the collective psyche of the descendants of African people in these places and re-envisions them in context with the power of creativity.