Duke Performances

In Conversation: Leyla McCalla, Kiyoko McCrae & Laura Wagner

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 12:00 pm


Haitian-American singer-songwriter Leyla McCalla, director Kiyoko McCrae, and Radio Haiti archivist Laura Wagner join Duke professor Laurent Dubois for a wide-ranging discussion of their new multidisciplinary project, Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever, which explores the legacy of Radio Haiti and the political assassination of its owner, Jean Dominique, in 2000.

Friday, February 28, 12 PM
Rubenstein Arts Center, Rm. 102, Duke University
Free and open to the public
Light lunch provided by Pie Pushers

Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever, commissioned by Duke Performances, will have its world premiere in the von der Heyden Studio Theater in Duke’s Rubenstein Arts Center on Wednesday, March 4 through Friday, March 6. Tickets and info available HERE.

Duke Performances at Duke University is the lead commissioner of Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever. Co-commissioners include the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans and MDC Live Arts – Miami Dade College. Development residency support and space provided by the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans. Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever is made possible, in part, with a grant from the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; a grant from New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation; and a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Duke Performances at Duke University, the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, MDC Live Arts – Miami Dade College, and NPN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to the Human Rights and Radio Haiti archives at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University for serving as the research site and partner on Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever, and to the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University.

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