Dreaming Zenzile

Dreaming Zenzile

Dreaming Zenzile will be performed at New York Theatre Workshop as part of the Off-Broadway 2021/2022 season.

Written and performed by international music sensation Somi Kakoma, this world premiere musical is an electrifying portrait of a revolutionary artist’s singular voice and vision. The soul-stirring production includes a live jazz band playing original music and reinterpretations of Makeba’s remarkable catalog.

Special thanks to The Miriam Makeba Estate, The Mama Africa Cultural & Social Trust, and The Miriam Makeba Foundation for their support and permission to create this work.

About Dreaming Zenzile:

At her final concert, South African musical legend and activist Miriam Makeba delivers the performance of her life, raising the conscience and the consciousness of a people. But the ancestors are calling—transporting her through the music and fractured memories of her past on a spiritual journey of reconciliation.

Somi Kakoma
Lileana Blain-Cruz
Cast list:
Somi Kakoma
Dreaming Zenzile Performance Dates & Times
2021/2022 Season

New York Theatre Workshop

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Nearest subway station:
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