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.
FOUR STARS!!!! | REMARKABLE!!!! | The Toronto Star
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
FOUR STARS!!!! | COMPELLING!!!! | The Toronto Sun
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.
FOUR STARS!!!! | ELECTRIFYING!!!! | Now Toronto
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.