Joi Brown Gives Us A Glimpse of Parable of the Sower

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On this edition of THE INTERVUE, we’re going to be talking about this upcoming event it is called Parable of the Sower. Parable of the Sower is a triumphant mesmerizing work of rare power and beauty that illuminates deep insights on gender, race, and the future of human civilization. This fully staged opera brings together over thirty original anthems drawn from over 200 years of black music to create recreate Octavia Butler’s sci fi Afro futuristic masterpiece, live on stage with music and lyrics by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon. This compelling work is night to Butler’s a claim science fiction novel of the same name.

And joining me to talk about this amazing, beautiful artwork coming soon to the Strathmore is Joi Brown, the artistic director and vice president of programming since 2015.