Based on the life of Miriam Makeba
By Somi Kakoma
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
In partnership with Octopus Theatricals, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, New York Theatre Workshop, Arts Emerson, Apollo Theater, and National Black Theatre.
Developed, in part, at the Sundance Theatre Lab. And read to an audience at Sundance/Beirut collaboration with Zoukak Theatre.
JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 13, 2022
VENUE Berlind Theater
Running Time 2 hours
Accessibility Open Captioned and Audio Description: February 5, at 2PM. ASL: February 12 at 2PM.
Advisory The performance contains strobe lights, haze, and adult content.
ABOUT THE SHOW
At her final concert, South African musical legend and activist Miriam Makeba delivers the performance of her life, raising the conscience and the consciousness of a people. But the ancestors are calling—transporting her through the music and fractured memories of her past on a spiritual journey of reconciliation. Written and performed by Grammy-nominated international music sensation Somi, this world-premiere musical is an electrifying portrait of a revolutionary artist’s singular voice and vision.
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Download a timeline about Miriam Makeba's life HERE
PLEASE NOTE: McCarter Theatre Center values the safety of our audiences, artists, and staff. Proof of vaccination (with photo ID) and masks are now required for all performances. Please review our COVID-19 policy to learn more.
Guitar / Musical Director
Lakutshon'ilanga by Somi
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOW
Sunday, January 9, 2022 / 4:00pm
In advance of McCarter’s opening of the new musical Dreaming Zenzile by Somi Kakoma, McCarter and the Princeton Public Library partner to screen Mika Kaurismäki’s 2011documentary biography on the iconic “Zenzile” herself: South African singer, activist, and international star, Miriam Makeba.LEARN MORE