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Monthly Archives: June 2014

A Letter from Maija & Ashe-O

It’s been quite a journey, these last 7 years… I remember making that infamous Zombie phrase in a friend’s apartment the night before the first audition. I recall convincing the producer to put an exclamation point at the end of Fela’s name so that people might pronounce it right. In reflection I see brilliant flashes all of the amazing artists whose sweat blood and prowess made this show what it is; the famous yellow fever solos and less than glorious disasters transgressed by the will of a story to be told, an urgent energy to be released- on multiple continents. Now I watch from afar as this tour comes to a close, in Oakland of all places where I was first initiated into African & … Continue reading

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