THE SANKOFA TRILOGY is D’bi Young Anitafrika’s two-time Dora Award winning premiere tryptich of solo-performance works. It features the plays Blood.Claat, Benu & Word! Sound! Powah! It journeys through extraordinary stories of three generations of powerful Jamaican womxn – Mudgu Sankofa, her daughter Sekesu and her granddaughter Benu – and their resolute belief in blood, truth and r/evolution. Blood.Claat was nominated for 5 Dora Awards including Outstanding Design, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production.
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BLOOD.CLAAT is a story about a 15 year old girl’s coming of age and how she gives and receives love through her menstrual right of passage. Dora Award winning for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance by a Womxn - d'bi.young anitafrika. Read a preview from the World Premiere production.
World Premiere of Benu at La Chappelle Theatre Montreal 2010 featuring Waleed Abdulhamid on Marimba and Laurence Stevenson on violin with d’bi.young anitafrika
FIVE STARS | COMPELLING - The Stage Door
BENU is a story about Sekesu’s motherlessness and motherhood. She transforms through the mythology of the ancient phoenix bird rising. Benu was a Critic's Pick production.
Early workshop version of word! sound! powah! at the Fringe Festival featuring Stxman on Sticks and iam on didgeridoo with d’bi.young anitafrika
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WORD! SOUND! POWAH! is a story about the rebirth of dubpoetry and r/evolution in Jamaica through the emergence of a brilliant group of young storytellers led by Benu. Word! Sound! Powah! was a Critic's Pick production.