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Join us for a month of thought-provoking programming at the nexus of natural and unnatural migrations—with live performances, films, workshops, and conversations that ask the question: What moves you?

Mali Blues is a vibrant concert film and documentary that follows four Malian musicians who use their music to stand up to religious extremism. When dance and secular music are prohibited, these Malian artists use their music to inspire tolerance and peace.

How do animals—birds, insects, mammals—sense the urgency to move or where to go? In what way is Pittsburgh and its surrounding natural environment a host site for thousands of migrating creatures?

Join us for a live reading and discussion, followed by a hands-on workshop that layers passages of text with memories of what we perceive to be home.

As part of Migration, Carnegie Nexus and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures are proud to host award-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen. Bold, elegant, and fiercely honest, Nguyen’s debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2016. His collection of stories, The Refugees, gives voice to lives led between two worlds, the adopted homeland and the country of birth.

Join Brian Cohen, Founder of The Documentary Works, a collaborative group of photographers, as he invites you into a more inclusive picture of our city and beyond with moving stories of passage, arrival, and the many encounters along the way.

Fatou will be performing her sweet smoky rhythms that originated from a homeland she escaped but one in which her art still resides.

Her much-anticipated spring 2018 record follows her critically acclaimed debut album Fatou (2011), which was the No.1 album on the world music charts for six months in 2011.

Join us for a discussion at the nexus of art, oceanography, and ecology as we look at the modern history of the Atlantic currents and how they drive a changing world.

Carnegie Nexus commissioned four writers to write about their encounters with museum artworks and natural specimens. Join us for a live performance of newly crafted prose, sci-fi, and poetry by, among others, Toi Derricotte, award-winning poet and Cave Canem co-founder; and Tom Sweterlitsch, author of the Pittsburgh-based sci-fi novel, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow."

Witness as the border between stage and screen, word and image, Hitchcock’s The Birds, and the game of golf dissolve before your eyes. This is not to be missed!