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Lukumi ()

Produced by

The Watah Theatre

Playwright: d’bi.young anitafrika
Director: Eugene Williams


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


September 22nd, 2017 – October 14th, 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. (


Uche Ama Ahosi / Buffalo / Oya
Aisha Bentham Ahosi / Crow / Yemoja / White Mask
Sedina Fiati Ahosi / Elephant / Obatala
Savannah Clarke Ahosi / Monkey / Ochosi
daniel jelani ellis Ahosi / Ananscy / Esu / Odu
Najla Nubyanluv Ahosi / Ancestor Tree / Egungun
Julene Robinson Ahosi / Lion / Ogun / White Mask
Sashoya Simpson Ahosi / Coyote / Sango / White Mask

Creative Team

d’bi.young anitafrika Playwright
Eugene Williams Director
d’bi.young anitafrika Composer
Eugene Williams Dramaturge
Waleed Abdulhamid Music Director
Waleed Abdulhamid Composer
Rachel Forbes Costume Designer
Lucius Dechausay Filmmaker
Michelle Ramsay Lighting Designer
L’Antoinette Stines Choreographer
L’Antoinette Stines Dramaturge
Chris Mott Fight Director
Rachel Forbes Set Designer


Kanna Ody Anigbogu Dub Orchestra Vocalist
Amara Kante Dub Orchestra Percussionist
Patrick O’Reilly Dub Orchestra Guitar


Samson Brown Production Manager
Brett Haynes Artistic Producer
Kathleen Jones Stage Manager
Suba Sankaran Music Notation
Danilo McCallum Graphic Designer
Melissa Joakim Projection Consultant


Matt Armour Technician