Lukumi: A Dub Opera (The Watah Theatre)

Friday, 22 September 2017 20:00 – Saturday, 14 October 2017 20:00
Location: Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Category: Theatre




by d'bi.young anitafrika
directed by Eugene Williams
Sep 22 – Oct 14, 2017 in the Extraspace
Opens Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lukumi is an Afro-futurist Dub-Opera set in post-apocalypse Turtle Island in 2167, 150 years after WWIII and 100 years after the Period of Explosions (PoE). The PoE saw the widespread meltdown of nuclear power plants – due to global environmental degradation – making the surface of the earth virtually uninhabitable. A group of freedom fighters called the Ohosi Mino live underground in intricate cave systems where they are viciously hunted by The One World Army. Having access to ancient knowledges, the Ahosi Mino must send a Lukumi on a vision quest, descending through eight layers of earth, to find humanity’s redemption or to die trying.

Lukumi A Dub Opera by d'bi.young anitafrika from Brett Haynes on Vimeo.

NNN and Critics Pick – NOW Magazine
“…historical monument…cautionary tale.” – My Entertainment World
“…an exceptionally powerful piece of theatre.” – Mooney on Theatre


  • d'bi.young anitafrika
  • Eugene Williams
  • d'bi.young anitafrika & Waleed Abdulhamid
  • Waleed Abdulhamid
  • L’Antionette Stines
  • Rachel Forbes
  • Michelle Ramsay
  • Kathleen Jones
  • Samson Brown
  • Suba Sankaran
  • Eugene Williams & L’Antionette Stines
  • Brett Haynes
  • Aisha Bentham, Savannah Clark, Sedina Fiati, Uche Kenzie, Webster McDonald, Najla Nubyanluv, Sashoya Shoya Oya, Julene Robinson & d'bi.young anitafrika

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