WeARE Adaawe Programme
WeARE - Adaawe
ADAAWE: a tradition among the women of Ghana where they gather under the full moon drum and tell stories in an effort to heal their communities.
Act 1: Gather
Amampondo – Chay Wright (arr. Miriam Makeba)
Ile Logun – Cuba (arr. ADAAWE)
Djole – Guinea (arr. ADAAWE)
Act 2: Listen
Guiro – Cuba (arr. ADAAWE)
Waka – Adaawe (with Nigerian/Yoruba language)
Sikiya – Adaawe (with Kenyan Swahili language)
Aye Buur Yalla – Senegal (Wolof language)
Iphi Ndela – South Africa, Miriam Makeba (arr. Blake Collie/Anindo Marshall)
Act 3: Speak Up
Things Are Gonna Change – Sam Cooke
Jingoloba – Nigeria (Babatunde Olatunji/Chorus, Anindo Marshall/Verses, arr. ADAAWE)
Yankadi/Makuru – Guinea, West Africa (arr ADAAWE)
A New Day - Bunny Hull/Anindo Marshall (African Section – Congo)
“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou
Hatshepsut rap by Dez “the Pharoah” Glover
Spoken poetry in "Sikiya" by Bridget Graham
Helen Keller Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69mx05GwsAo
Rosa Parks Video – from Manufacturing Intellect, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqiQqM9nQ0U
Adaawe: Anindo Marshall, Dez “the Pharoah” Glover, Bridget Graham
Young Girl: Ula Enaholo
Narrator: Erin Harrison
Young Dancers: (from the Marion Sweeney Dance School): Abbey Gordon, Anna Crewes, Iona Galbraith, Miley Snedden, Freya Lamont, Emily Paton, Lucy Gavin, Olivia Condie, Arabella Scott
Musicians: Karel Kalef, Neil Martin
Stephanie Vlahos, Writer/Director, Video/Sound compilation and presentation
Anindo Marshall, Composer/Choreographer
Lyver Chavez, Mask Artist
Rebecca Quayle, Stage Manager/Lights
Lewis Joyce, Assistant Stage Manager/Sound
Our thanks to:
Marion Sweeney of Miss Marion Sweeney School of Dance in Linlithgow, Beata Skobodzinska and the Just Festival, moreover, our thanks to the mighty Pete Searle who gave us light!
It is the hope of WeARE to support community, strength, inspiration, and why we need to keep singing. We are a tiny train with a mighty engine and we thank everyone who has assisted us in making this show shine.
“This is a story about the moon
This is a story about the glowing icons that we look to and attempt to reach.
This is the story of what dreams may guide us toward a loving world and what stories may shed light and inspire.
This is a story about strength through love, healing through the power of self.
This is a story about becoming, about choosing how weevolve. The phases of the moon...let us be whole. And, let us be women.
WeARE... the change.”
It is the hope of WeARE to support community, strength, inspiration, and why we need to keep singing. We are a tiny train with a mighty engine and we thank everyone who has assisted us in making this show shine. WeARE... Be the Beat, Be the Change.”
For more information on the show, the women of the group Adaawe, and the women who have inspired our performers, and our production find us at www.WeRglobal.show
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