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Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonLukumi Dub Opera: 150 Years Before & After , 2017

d’bi.young anitafrika - Toronto, Canada
The Watah Theatre - Toronto, Canada

Performance Art

d'bi.young anitafrika, 2017

Lukumi Dub Opera by d’bi.young anitafrika is an afro-futurist performance art piece that explores a fictitious environmental fallout from a nuclear disaster, set in Ontario. It casts an eye 150 into the past and 150 years into the future.

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Lukumi Dub Opera is a performance art piece that occurs over a 12 hour period. Through music, poetry, movement, visual art, mythology and play, the piece explores the legacy of Canada particularly in relation to the treatment of the land and potential environmental fallout from a nuclear  disaster, 150 years leading up to the  present and 150 years into the future. This  piece is a commentary on our collective responsibility, as we move forward in shaping the Canadian nation, to learn from the mistakes of our fore-parents, and  responsibly care-take the land and all its  inhabitants.

There will be 6 performances of the Dub Opera throughout the night, shown as act one, act two and act three in thirty minute sets. The interactive show will be led by d’bi.young anitafrika and features an eclectic group of  musicians and actors. The Dub Opera was composed by Waleed Abdulhamid and conceptualized and directed by d’bi.young anitafrika.

Musicians include Waleed Abdulhamid on Bass, Sarah Thawer on Drums, Joseph Callender on Horns, Patrick O’Reilly on Guitar and more…

Actors are comprised of professional actors as well as Artists‐in‐Residence currently in training at The Watah Theatre.

Schedule

8pm - Act 1, 10pm - Act 2, 12am - Act 3 Repeat 2am - Act 1, 4am - Act 2, 6am - Act 3

Suitable for all ages

Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen Street West

This project is outdoors.