Nehanda at ArtsEmerson
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30-10:30 pm
The COA is excited to extend seats on our trip to see Nehanda to the community-at-large. Tickets and transportation included. All ages welcome to register for the remaining seats.
"A pulsing, magnetic, musical exploration of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle."
Nehanda explores the legend of Nehanda, a powerful spirit venerated by the Shona people—native of Zimbabwe and central Mozambique—who inhabits only women. Nora Chipaumire, the visionary creative artist/ performer behind this musical performance, described Nehanda as “a Zimbabwean Joan of Arc.” Using the 1896 case “Regina v NIANDA” to inform the libretto, this new opera features musical forms, melodies, and instruments that subvert the form. With the electric charge of a political rally and the power of a ritual, Nehanda weaves together a powerful portrait of anti-colonial resistance.
Register by calling the COA at 781-786-6280. Payment by check or cash required following registration. Meet at the COA at 6:15. Cost: $65, includes ticket & transportation. Cancellation deadline 5/12 by 4:00 pm. Refunds cannot be issued after this date.
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