Blog November 23, 2016
Dreaming Zenzile: A Modern Opera by Somi
somi1-1024x687 News outlets like Okayafrica and Deadline have reported that a new biopic on the dynamic life of the late South African singer Miriam Makeba is in the works. Details regarding the title of the film or the release date are currently unavailable. However, New York fans of the legendary songstress eager to see a tribute to Makeba in the near future can look forward to Dreaming Zenzile at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on Dec. 2-4.  As described by the venue’s website, Dreaming Zenzile is “a modern jazz opera based on the extraordinary life of South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba.” The creative force behind this project is Somi, a singer-songwriter of Ugandan and Rwandan descent, who wrote and will perform this opera. You may recognize Somi from our globalFest 2016 photo essay, or her single, “Ginger Me Slowly,” from her most recent album The Lagos Music Salon. For more information on this production and to buy tickets, visit Joe's Pub at the Public Theater's website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN5UcxasUUo