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Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonLukumi Dub Opera: 150 Years Before & After , 2017

d'bi.young anitafrika, 2017

d’bi.young anitafrika - Toronto, Canada
The Watah Theatre - Toronto, Canada

Lukumi Dub Opera is a performance art piece that occurs over a 12 hour period. Through music, poetry, movement, visual art, mythology and play, the piece explores the legacy of Canada particularly in relation to the treatment of the land and potential environmental fallout from a nuclear  disaster, 150 years leading up to the  present and 150 years into the future. This  piece is a commentary on our collective responsibility, as we move forward in shaping the Canadian nation, to learn from the mistakes of our fore-parents, and  responsibly care-take the land and all its  inhabitants.

There will be 6 performances of the Dub Opera throughout the night, shown as act one, act two and act three in thirty minute sets. The interactive show will be led by d’bi.young anitafrika and features an eclectic group of  musicians and actors. The Dub Opera was composed by Waleed Abdulhamid and conceptualized and directed by d’bi.young anitafrika.

Musicians include Waleed Abdulhamid on Bass, Sarah Thawer on Drums, Joseph Callender on Horns, Patrick O’Reilly on Guitar and more…

Actors are comprised of professional actors as well as Artists‐in‐Residence currently in training at The Watah Theatre.

d'bi.young anitafrika is a Black feminist queer multi-disciplinary artist, United Nations speaker, Canadian Poet of Honor, InkTalks/TED speaker, YWCA Woman of Distinction and three time Dora Award winning writer-performer.

Lukumi will see the return of original cast members including Christopher Butcher, Patrick O’Reilly, Sarah Thawer and Joseph Callender from the band The 333, and artists from the 2016/17 Watah Theatre Artists-in-Residence; lead by Project Curator d’bi.young anitafrika with Musical Director Waleed Abdulhamid.


Performance Art


Century of Revolutions Taking to the Streets Life on Neebahgeezis Calculating the Unforeseen Independent Projects Major Institutions Event Centre

Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen Street West

Suitable for all ages

Thank you to The Crew and Cast of Lukumi, The Watah Theatre, Black Lives Matter, Esu, Ancestors, Orishas, The People.


8pm - Act 1, 10pm - Act 2, 12am - Act 3 Repeat 2am - Act 1, 4am - Act 2, 6am - Act 3

This project is outdoors.