Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nkeiru Okoye's 'HARRIET TUBMAN - Coming June 12 to Galapagos Arts Space, Brooklyn, NY, 7pm'

[Nkeiru Okoye, Harriet Tubman]

AfriClassical has written about Dr. Nkeiru Okoye (b. 1975),, a number of times over the past three years. She describes herself on her home page as: "A native New Yorker of African American and Nigerian descent." Today we received this message from Dr. Nkeiru Okoye:

“Excerpts of my HARRIET TUBMAN will be performed June 12th on a program featuring theatrical works by and about African Americans. For information, please visit
"Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom
Composer Nkeiru Okoye presents excerpts from her two-act folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. Harriet Tubman tells the story of the legendary Underground Railroad engineer as she grows from a girl born in slavery into the woman who would lead more than 70 people to freedom. Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story encompasses the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and family bonds. Harriet Tubman showcases Okoye’s penchant for infusing popular and non-Western influences in a ‘classical’ framework."

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