Music is just one of three important ingredients that contribute to this performance’s impact and aftertaste, the other two being the documentary that portrays Claron McFadden’s travels – which kickstarted the idea for this project – and food, but not just any food. The iconoclastic star of the show is the aubergine: on the night of the main event, this project lets the audience experience rich aubergine-centred cuisine while enjoying travel stories, a documentary film and live music with influences from many cultures.
Along with filmmaker Lisa Tahon, McFadden traces the migration route of the aubergine in reverse, back to its roots in the Far East, where she learns local aubergine recipes and practices traditional songs in multiple households.
Nightshade: Aubergine will be held on the 1st September 2018 at St Aloysius’ College, with food being served from the Migrant Women Association Malta. Tickets cost just €5 and can be purchased from the link below.