Dion TYGAPAW McKenzie
Devil Woman (Obeah Woman) – Premiere

November 12, 2022

TYGAPAW at The Chocolate Factory Theater, April 2022

Performance will take place at Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows. Corona Park.

Queens Museum will host a reception before the performance from 7-8pm in the café. Come early and enjoy a drink with us! Alcohol has been generously provided by Queen’s Museum’s Beer Sponsor – EBBS.

Dion TYGAPAW McKenzie presents their premiere presentation of Devil Woman (Obeah Woman), an opera in three parts—and their second commissioned project as a 2022 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence. Using Techno as their main genre of focus, the work urges us to renegotiate and expand our understanding of the genre. The opera forms a sonic narrative that draws from Jamaica’s rich musical heritage-referencing national, patriotic, and traditional songs, and centers the unsung national hero Queen Nanny of the Maroons as it aims to recontextualize her historical narrative.

This performance is co-presented with ISSUE Project Room and Queens Museum. The presentation features accompanying visuals by Alima Lee.