"Umzila ka Moya (Spirit’s Path)", Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement From Capetown, South Africa
Friday Apr 20, 2018

7:30 PM

Free w/RSVP

Links Hall

3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL

"Umzila ka Moya (Spirit’s Path)" is a poetry-theatre production that takes audiences on a journey through the complexities, difficulties and beauty underlying identity, heritage, and ancestry. An interrogation of the historical contingencies, familial circumstances and social realities that make the ‘clan name’ a site for contestation, celebration, pain, loss, and belonging. Wounds are opened and attended to, as we continue the never-ending journey to (re)define ourselves and understand our origins. Poets respond to pre-colonial influence by interrogating the inheritance from their forebears. Through songs, rituals and indigenous/mother-tongue idioms, each poet goes through a cleansing ceremony by unlearning what was imposed by colonial forces to their ancestors. Performed by Nomakrestu Xakatugaga, Anele Kose, Kanyiso Mabodla, Zama Qambi, Mbongeni Nomkhonwana, Thandeka Mfinyongo, Kathelo Kano Shoro and Javier Perez.


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