Between Two Worlds
A Journey from "the Other" to "the All" in Music and Conversation
Presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, New York Live Arts, and National Sawdust
The rising generation in America is called “the plurals” because so many of them speak multiple languages and come from diverse backgrounds. This new majority among America’s young are feeling unprecedented confusion. Questions of their identity, their role in society, their futures and those of their families weigh heavily on them.
Yet their diversity should be seen as an enormous asset for America, a chance to build on a tradition of embracing diversity. The ability of many in this group to understand and operate in multiple cultures should not be seen as a burden but rather as an opportunity, a kind of super power this new generation possesses.
Further, what sets them apart also can help bring them together. Their heritage, the fact that all of us and our ancestors have faced similar challenges, and the ties between different cultures can help this new generation make the journey from “the other” to the “all.”
Between Two Worlds is TCP’s new and powerful program bringing together some of the world’s most accomplished artists and some of its leading cultural and social organizations to help address the challenges presented by this special moment in America’s history.
The name “Between Two Worlds” is taken from the autobiography of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, “My Beloved World.” In it she refers to a question posed to her by students interested in her life, her Latina heritage and her rise in the American judiciary system. They asked “What is like to live between two worlds?” It is a question that many are now asking and one that The Canales Project and our partners will be working with them to understand and answer.