Black Ritualistic Soundscapes: Rhythm and the Restoration of Reciprocal Relationships to Land as a Means of Eco-Ancestral Repair

This project engages in embodied land-based research to understand how re-establishing Black reciprocal relationships to land in the Americas holds the potential to facilitate not only ecological repair, but also intergenerational healing at the site of the body. Using a Maroon framework that centers Black fugitive world-building as a means of creating spaces outside of colonial paradigms, I will be exploring this through a combination of on-the-ground agricultural training in Jamaica's St. Ann's Parish, and the archiving of Black folklore and musical traditions in fugitive landscapes.

Led by: Simone Delaney (MCP '25)

Geography: Black Atlantic