Saturday, September 17, 2016

Dr. Wendy Hymes: Dear Presenter Friends! For your consideration in the 2017/2018 season, I highly recommend Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical!

Dr. Wendy Hymes writes:

Dear Presenter friends!

For your consideration in the 2017/2018 season, I highly recommend Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical! It's about the colorful life of a quintessential Grammy-Award winning singer, from humble beginnings in and exile from her homeland of South Africa, through the Civil Rights era in the United States, Dr. Martin Luther King, President Kennedy, singer-activist Harry Belafonte, and the freedom of President Nelson Mandela. "Mama Africa," her story told at last through "riveting dances," "searing South African harmonies," "exquisite choreography," and "colorful costuming!"

The production tells the story of activist and Grammy award-winning music icon, Miriam Makeba, outlining her role in bringing down apartheid, her varied musical career, betrayals, failed marriages and death of her only daughter while in exile. Set in Africa, the USA and Belgium, this musical is an inspirational and universal story that will appeal to multi-generational audiences worldwide. This production is in collaboration with ZM Makeba Trust and its wholly owned exclusive licensee Siyandisa Music (PTY) Ltd, the home of Miriam Makeba’s intellectual property and archives.

Miriam Makeba: Mama Africa the Musical now playing September 15-18, 2016 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. September 28, 2016 at Jesse Hall, University of Missouri-Columbia, October 3, 2016 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, and January 30-February 12, 2017 at Artscape, Cape Town South Africa.

I've attached promo clips of the Musical for you to share with your colleagues. You may also share the link,
Of course, I'd be happy to send you a full promo package when needed. For dates and block booking proposals, please contact me at 314-289-4051


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