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Beyond the Grave: Musical Performances

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Saturday, May 15, 2021,
4pm - 5pm

Evergreen Cemetery
261 Evergreen Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Early Bird $18 General & $10 MAH Members

Join the MAH's new series of multidisciplinary performances at Evergreen Cemetery as artists connect Santa Cruz County's past with the present moment.

Through a series of intimate performances in the Spring of 2021, we'll be joined by talented artists and performers who have created new, site-specific work related to Evergreen Cemetery. Inspired by the stories and landscape of the historic cemetery dancers, spoken word artists, and musicians will reimagine the space to inspire and delight with new commissions.

  • April 10th & 11th | Musical Performances
  • April 24th & 25th | Spoken Word Performances
  • May 15th & 16th | Dance Performances
“Beyond the Grave” ceremony will acknowledge the ancestors that exist on the other side of the universe, on the other side of our reality. The ceremony will honor London Nelson’s legacy and reconnect his spirit to his African ancestral heritage.

- Vivien Bassouamina

April 10th - 11th | Musical Performances

For the inaugural weekend of Beyond Grave, we have commissioned Opera singer, Akindele Bankole, avant-garde harpist Sabine Silver, and bilingual folk band, “Los Brownies.” Each artist has crafted a site-specific performance that will have you swaying in your seat, looking upon the cemetery with new eyes. Exploring their personal connections to the history found within the cemetery grounds, these works will connect us all to the people – past and present – of Santa Cruz County.

Performing Artists

Support for the MAH's performing arts programming is provided by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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Avant-Garde Harpist

Sabine Silver

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Opera Singer

Akindele Bankole

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Event FAQ

Early Bird Pricing is on sale now until Thursday, April 25th at 12am – $18 for general admission and $10 MAH Members.

Then, beginning Friday, April 26th tickets will be $20 General Admission and $12 MAH Members.

Yes, to maintain social distancing we will have seats grouped together by party. If you hope to sit near friends or family, we recommend purchasing your tickets under one name through one transaction. We are happy to make reasonable accommodations if you reach out to Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil -jamie@santacruzmah.org prior to the event. Get in touch early to reserve your seating arrangement.

For questions, concerns, or requests regarding a disability-related accommodation please contact Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil -jamie@santacruzmah.org.

Let's continue to care for another as we enjoy this outdoor event. We will have hand sanitizer readily available, a no-contact check-in process, and masks will be required on-site.

To maintain social distancing during the event seats will be grouped by your Eventbrite reservation and spaced 6ft apart from other groups.

No, but there is a public restroom about a 5 minute walk from the event at Harvey West Park.

No, in the case of rain we will reschedule the event for May 22nd & 23rd. You will be contacted prior to the event if a weather delay occurs.