I was invited by Arts Emerson Iphigenia: After The Curtain Call to create an Artistic response to Esperanza Spalding's play that I had the pleasure of witnessing on opening night. ( 11/12/2021)
My reflections became a melodic poem about sacrifice, patriarchy and magic.
The performance was dedicated to my late mother Helen,who passed away June 4, 2020, and to all women.
In the piece I start of singing in my native tongue Shona; the words meaning " be quiet don't make too much noise" which is always the expectation of the establishment. I resist this!
To read the full text of the piece find it here.
To see the full conversation with Esperanza Spalding with local academics and leaders check here