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Written and performed by Somi Kakoma, this world premiere musical portrays the life and activism of Miriam Makeba, whose ancestors transport her through the music and fractured memories of her past on a spiritual journey of reconciliation.

By Somi Kakoma
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Choreography by Marjani Forté-Saunders
Music direction by Hervé Samb

Set: Riccardo Hernendez; Costumes: Mimi Plange; Lights: Yi Zhao; Sound: Justin Ellington
Performed at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Fall 2021; McCarter Theatre, Winter 2022; Arts Emerson, Winter 2022; and New York Theatre Workshop, Spring 2022, in a co-production with National Black Theatre

Photos: Yi Zhao

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