Based on the life of Miriam Makeba
by Somi Kakoma
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
- March 18 , 2020 / Wednesday 7:00PM Preview
- March 19 , 2020 / Thursday 8:00PM Preview
- March 20 , 2020 / Friday 8:00PM Opening Night
- March 21 , 2020 / Saturday 4:00PM
- March 22 , 2020 / Sunday 2:00PM
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.
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.