Where are you from? After being asked this dreaded question at least 50 times per week for 4 years in her small soup kitchen, Jamain Brigitha aka The Caribbean Housewife had to react. In 2019, she made an ironic general price list for these types of questions, which was published by the newspaper Politiken.
She also wrote a poem titled “Where am I from?” expressing that her geographical place of birth was not important; stating that she feels more connected to bodies of water and the feeling of being a mermaid. The poem is clearly grounded within hydrofeminism, but there is another deeper meaning than what appears on the surface. The poem is also reference to the Caribbean diaspora, which the Dutch-Caribbean Jamain Brigitha is very much a part of.
For Kulturhavn Festival, Jamain Brigitha joins forces with American-Trinidadian author and poet Lesley-Ann Brown (Blackgirl on Mars) to dive deeper into the themes of hyrdofeminism, diaspora, identity and origin in an inspiring way.
At the idyllic location under Knippelsbro at Rosforth & Rosforth, Lesley-Ann Brown will perform “The Little Mermaid: A Caribbean version”, her own interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Little Mermaid.
The performance has 3 acts and connects the past to the present, as well as the Caribbean with Denmark - unifying them through the sea, the harbor, time, art and culture.
Attending the event with a complimentary glass of wine is free, but attendees are required to sign here.
There is a possibility for a 4-course dinner of 350 kr. per person after the event at the same location from 18:00 - 21:00. Tickets for this part of the event can be booked here.
Maximum 150 people can attend the event and 40 people can attend the dinner. Booking in advance is strongly recommended!
Photo: Mathias Milton
Address: Knippelsbrogade 10, 1409 København K, Foto: Mathias Milton