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.
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.