Mama Afrika by Anna Mudeka
Saturday 18th May 2024, 7pm
Mac Birmingham - Foyle Theatre
Anna Mudeka tells the remarkable life story of Miriam Makeba; iconic South African singer, songwriter and civil rights activist. Mama Afrika is a story of hope, determination & song and includes best loved songs Mbube, Pata Pata and Soweto Blues.
Zimbabwean born singer, musician and storyteller Anna Mudeka tells the remarkable life story of an iconic South African singer, songwriter and civil rights activist, Miriam Makeba, charting her rise from the townships of Johannesburg to global star, forced into exile for her stand against apartheid and marginalised for championing Black rights.
Told in four character incarnations chronicling a life blighted by hardship, tragedy and struggle; Mama Afrika the story of hope, determination and song features many best loved songs, embodying an irrepressible spirit and integrity which earned her legendary status.
Mama Afrika is a solo performance by Anna Mudeka. Script by Zimbabwean writer Tomas Lutuli Brickhill, musical direction by John Vigar at Totena Music, backing soundtrack recorded by Zimbabwean multi-instrumentalist Ziva Guveya. Directed by Tonia Daley-Campbell. Produced by Arts La’Olam. Originally co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and Supported by The Arts Council England, The Makeba Foundation & Norwich Theatre.
We had the pleasure of sharing this production in its development stage during Refugee Week 2022 to a full house! It was so well received that we are delighted to bring it back by popular demand!
Stay tuned for announcements about more events in 2024.
Event in partnership with MAC.
Supported by Arts Council England.