Requiem for Rice 2017 Preview

Honoring the Suffering of African Enslaved on Lowcountry Rice Plantations and their Contributions to the Economy of the US South.

Performed on Thursday, September 21, 2017
Staging of Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Music, Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Rewatch the Preview for a staging of Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked by string ensemble, a dramatic reading of excerpts from Requiem for Rice libretto by Vanessa German, and discussion of the score (in development) and libretto by Dr. Trevor Weston, composer, and Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black, librettist.

Sponsored by Opportunity Fund, CMU Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Office, CMU Humanities Scholars Program, CMU Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, CMU School of Music, CMU Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE), CMU Center for the Arts in Society (CAS).

Requiem for Rice: Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked World Premier 2018

Saturday, October 21, 2017
As a prelude to the main Requiem for Rice Preview*, the Grace Church Cathedral will present the Lloyd Mallory singers as part of its concert series

7:30 p.m., Grace Church Cathedral, 98 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Lowcountry Rice Culture Project presents Requiem for Rice Preview*

3:00 p.m., Mother Emmanuel AME Church, 110 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401
Contact Dr. Kim Long at to reserve seating.

  • Seating is limited!

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Colour of Music Festival presents debut of Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked

5:00pm, Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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Requiem for Rice (the production)

Between the late 1400's and the mid-1800's, an estimated twelve million men, women, boys, and girls, husbands, wives, and children were stripped of their liberty, captured, marched from the interior to the coast, imprisoned, sold, and forcibly removed from Western Africa. During the terrible, brutal, dehumanizing voyage through the Middle Passage, African captives were stripped of their legal personhood. Those who perished crossing the Atlantic Ocean in the Middle Passage were left unburied.

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Requiem for Rice will premiere in October 2018.