In 1807, 37-year-old Omar Ibn Said was made to board a ship bound for Charleston, South Carolina—the site of his enslavement and sale. Created by Rhiannon Giddens & Michael Abels, experience this New England premiere.
Created by Rhiannon Giddens, the Grammy Award-winning musician and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient and Michael Abels, composer of the score to the Oscar-nominated film Get Out, this New England premiere narrates Omar Ibn Said’s 1831 autobiography, beginning from his childhood and ending some 30 years before he was laid to rest. This record of his life and Muslim faith reveals a refusal to be defined or erased by his captors. It’s a seminal work of strength, resistance, and religiousView more
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