Nia = Purpose
‘To make our collective vocation the building and development of our community’
Kuumba = Creativity
To do as much as we can in the way that we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial then when we found it’
Kuumba Nia Arts
On Her Own Ground......Vision plus action can change anything!
An uplifting solo piece mixing storytelling, comedy movement and song.
Meet three women who's life stories champion courage, hope and triumph. We follow our heroines on a journey that whines between post slavery, through Garveyism, the Harlem renaissance, Pan Africanism and beyond.
Join Madam CJ Walker, (the first self made female millionaire and hair product Queen), Amy Jacques Garvey and Amy Ashwood Garvey (the two wives of African Nationalist the Honourable Marcus Garvey, and champions of the movement in their own right) in a play about the power of hope in action.
We create historical and contemporary pieces of theatre from the Black African/ Caribbean experience.
We use Black African theatrical aesthetics, including: ritual, griots, drama, dance, music, poetry, song, spirituality and storytelling, to create theatre. Promoting cultural discussion, debate, understanding, education and fun, always with a social function.
All performances are followed by discussion and debates.
Saturday 21st October 2017
7.30pm Pegasus Theatre Oxford
On Her Own Ground takes to the road
Finding Beulah....when love finds it's way home
A play with song, dance and multimedia.
Finding Beulah is a love story of many parts the male and the female, the past and the future, African experience and the rest of the world.
We see our lovers reincarnate at key times in human history, bringing to life ancient African civilizations, and sharing life lessons and experiences. We witness them learning how to and fighting to keep love alive in a possible near future. We are inviting our audiences to open themselves to the lessons of the past, and the possibilities of what they would want for the future. Together we hope to begin to explore the steps we need to take today to make that future a reality. So whether you are ready for a great piece of entertainment or a call for action, come and join us on the epic journey from the past to the future, that is Finding Beulah......when love finds it's way home.
Finding Beulah is back up dated and ready for today's audiences.
Bringing Black Peoples Histories and contemporary stories to life! Through theatre and film.
All productions available to to tour, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 8th & 22nd March 2018
Kuumba Arts Centre. Bristol.