Saturday, March 4, 2017

March 10, 2017 11:00AM and 7:00PM “AWO”: WEST AFRICAN DANCE & DRUM MUSICAL PLAY at The Painted Bride

Friday, March 10 @ 11am
$10 for groups of 20 or more. $20 for adults, $15 for children 15 & under, seniors and college students w/ID

Friday, March 10 @ 7pm
$25 adults, $15 for children 15 & under, seniors and college students w/ID
EGUN OMODE (children of the ancestors) brings its newest production, “AWO”, a play written, directed and produced by Makeda Kemit (Artistic Director). This is a play for families and children of all ages; come out and enjoy an exciting evening of adventure, music and dance. AWO is a Yoruba folklore production which features children actors and dancers as young 4 years old, professional musicians , and a masterful storyteller who narrates as you sit in amazement and wonderment.

“AWO” (ah-wo) which means secrets in the Yoruba language of Nigeria follows Fèyísàrá at the primordial stages of discovering her destiny (ayanmo). Fèyísàrá travels back home after 2 years of learning awo (the secrets) of long life and enduring prosperity from her elder (orisa), Olokun. Along her journey, she acquires wisdom from the wise gatekeeper and is challenged to overcome many obstacles. Will she survive? What lessons will Fèyísàrá learn from this journey? How will Ifa and the wise Babalawo help her along this path?

Running time is 75 minutes, followed by a 15-minute Q & A with the cast.

The Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine St.
Philadelphia, Pa

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