MOJA: Yankee Bajan
Sat, Sep 30 at 7pm
Yankee Bajan is a unique collaboration between Barbadian artists and Barbadian descendants in the US. Yankee Bajan, is a play with music written by Linda Parris-Bailey and directed by Dahlak Brathwaite. The original play focuses on an African-American family’s response to racism and violence in the US and their sojourn to repatriate to their ancestral home in Barbados. Rhythmic Bajan music, by composer/music director H. Stefan Walcott, soul stirring songs, vivid dreamscapes by media/set designer Russell Watson, and real challenges engage the audience in the family’s journey to find home.
Yankee Bajan was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and addition support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Yankee Bajan has been supported by Creative Capital. Yankee Bajan is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (Miami, FL) in partnership with Hayti Heritage Center (Durham, NC), Su Teatro (Denver, CO) and NPN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information, visit www.npnweb.org.