Dreaming Zenzile

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.

 

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Lakutshon'ilanga by Somi

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Mama Africa’s World

Zenzile Miriam "Mama Africa" Makeba led a beautiful life that touched the spirits of many. Share in her journey as you walk in her truth through time.

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Sunday, January 9, 2022   /   4:00pm

Film Screening of MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA! at the Princeton Public Library

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.

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