COBA (Collective of Black Artists)

Legacy: "Bringing it Home"

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
February 20-22 février 2014
8:00 | 20:00

COBA Studios
585 Dundas St. E, Suite 130
$20-$35 | 20$-35$

This is a solemn and playful performance honouring the past, addresses the currency of social consciousness in the present, suggesting a connected future of purpose. Maa Keeba, the first of three pieces, is a variegated portrait in movement of Miriam Makeba’s life. Juxtaposed with her music, the piece shares a story that is complex, rich in melancholy and layered in optimism. Portrait blends movement and poetry. Set to the music of the prolific Nina Simone, it explores issues of race and equality. The final piece, Doun Doun Dance, is a playful tribute to Guinea’s spirited Ku-Ku rhythm and the high octane stick drum dance traditionally performed by women from the Forest Region.

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