Lukumi (The Watah Theatre)

Written by d'bi.young anitafrika
Sep 22, 2017 – Oct 14, 2017 in the Extraspace
Opened Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lukumi is an Afro-futurist Dub-Opera set in post-apocalypse Turtle Island in 2167, 150 years after WWIII and 100 years after the Period of Explosions (PoE). The PoE saw the widespread meltdown of nuclear power plants – due to global environmental degradation – making the surface of the earth virtually uninhabitable. A group of freedom fighters called the Ohosi Mino live
underground in intricate cave systems where they are viciously hunted by The One World Army. Having access to ancient knowledges, the Ahosi Mino must send a Lukumi on a vision quest, descending through eight layers of earth, to find humanity’s redemption or to die trying.

NNN and Critics Pick – NOW Magazine
“…historical monument…cautionary tale.” – My Entertainment World
“…an exceptionally powerful piece of theatre.” – Mooney on Theatre

Cast and Crew

  • d'bi.young anitafrika
  • Eugene Williams
  • d'bi.young anitafrika & Waleed Abdulhamid
  • Waleed Abdulhamid
  • L’Antionette Stines
  • Rachel Forbes
  • Michelle Ramsay
  • Lucius Dechausay
  • Melissa Joakim
  • Christopher Mott
  • Matt Armour
  • Danilo McCallum
  • Aisha Bentham, Savannah Clark, Sedina Fiati, Uche Ama, Daniel Ellis, Najla Nubyanluv, Sashoya Shoya Oya, Julene Robinson & d'bi.young anitafrika
  • Kathleen Jones
  • Samson Brown
  • Suba Sankaran
  • Brett Haynes
  • Waleed Abdulhamid, Kanna Ody Anigbogu & Amara Kante