Staged Reading of the Play “Sango Gunmi: The Emergence of the Yoruba Tradition in the African-American Community”
This program commemorates the 50th anniversary of Marjorie Quinones Sango Gunmi, the first African-American initiated into the Yorùbá tradition on U.S. soil and the progenitor of the largest and oldest African-American Orisa House in the country.
This groundbreaking production will also feature:
A staged reading of the original play written by Essence magazine best-selling author Karen E. Quinones-Miller and directed by David D. Wright, founder of the Orisha Tales Repertory Theatre
Live music and Orisa dance in costume
A film featuring commentary from other pioneering elders on Sango Gunmi’s life and her impact on the community
General admission is $10 but all children 10yrs and under are free of charge!
Enjoy an early bird discount of 50% off for first 100 tickets purchased before November 15, 2013. Just enter code "CDCNOV15" when purchasing here: http://orisacdc.bpt.me/.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase tickets in-person.
Please note that while the actors will not be in costume and the set will not be constructed, this is a can't miss one-night only event!