Based on the life of Miriam Makeba
By Somi Kakoma
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
In association with Octopus Theatricals and National Black Theatre
SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 11, 2020
Venue Berlind Theatre
An inspiring new musical based on the extraordinary life of South African musical legend and activist Miriam Makeba. Performing as Makeba on the eve of her last concert, international jazz sensation SOMI transports the audience through a spiritual journey in an electrifying portrait of a passionate artist’s singular voice and vision. This modern jazz play features a live band, a cast of 5, original music, and reinterpretations from Makeba’s popular repertoire including “House of the Rising Sun.”
Dreaming Zenzile will premiere at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in March, 2020.