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Three Countries, One Mother
Explore the history and culture of the Bhutanese-Nepali-American people, displaced from their homeland as part of the Bhutanese Refugee Crisis in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Using storytelling, poetry, movement, and song, Three Countries, One Mother examines the history and culture of the Bhutanese-Nepali-American people who were displaced from their homeland as part of the Bhutanese Refugee Crisis in the 1990s and early 2000s.
This play is inspired by the true story of Bal’s family– members of the Tamang tribe, an ethnic group in the Bhutanese-Nepali community. The Tamang tribe speak their own Tibeto-Burman language and have a diverse spectrum of influences on spirituality–including Buddhism and indigenous shamanism.
Spanning generations and countries, this deeply personal narrative weaves together family stories and shamanic ritual to explore the impact of cultural legacy on an individual. The audience is invited to journey with Neema through his cultural inheritance as part of a quest to better understand himself.
This event is part of The University of Akron’s Rethinking Race event series, a two-week forum of events focused on facilitatingView more
Free event, open to the public.
157 University Ave., Akron, OH 44325
Parking for audience members attending evening and weekend performances is free in the E.J. Thomas Hall deck when there is not an event in that venue. Handicap-accessible parking for audience members is available in all lots, including the residential surface lot across from Guzzetta Hall.