Lukumi by d’bi.young anitafrika is an Afro-futurist Dub Opera set in post-nuclear-apocalypse Tkaronto, about a Black womxn who goes on an epic journey to the centre of the earth to uncover the meaning of her recurring dream of being buried alive. The Dub Opera is the third play in the Orisha Trilogy, featuring the plays Esu Crossing the Middle Passage and Mami Wata & The PussyWitch Hunt. The triptych takes us on a journey across the past, present, and future while reinterpreting the triangular journey of Black folks, voyaging from Africa to the Caribbean to North America under the influence and protection of The Orishas. d’bi.young anitafrika’s performance comprises excerpts of Lukumi followed by a Q & A.
d’bi.young anitafrika Finalist of the 2017 Ontario Premier Arts Awards for Theatre and Literature, d’bi.young anitafrika is an award-winning published playwright-performer, director-dramaturge, and scholar. She is the originator of the Anitafrika Method (a creative leadership praxis and intersectional liberation framework), an internationally celebrated arts educator, and founding Artistic Director of the Watah Theatre as well as the instigator of Spolrusie Publishing, a unique micro press which publishes original works by Black and QTIPOC creators. She is the published author of seven books, nine plays, and seven dub albums, and has toured her work internationally. She is currently pursuing postgraduate studies in London, UK, researching her Anitafrika Method and Theatre of Ritual-Self- Recovery as outgrowths of Dub Poetry and African-Caribbean Theatre.