Dreaming Zenzile

by Somi Kakoma
Based on the life of Miriam Makeba
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

At her final concert, on the eve of her death, South African musical legend 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 international music sensation Somi Kakoma, this world premiere musical is an electrifying portrait of a revolutionary artist’s singular voice and vision.

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Age Recommendations

Dreaming Zenzile is recommended for adults and teenage audiences. The musical chronicles the life of musician and activist Miriam Makeba, a story that includes adult relationships, abuse, and descriptions of war and violence in South Africa.