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Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Concert Version

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From NYUAD The Arts Center:

The extraordinary American singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon’s new opera blends science fiction with African American spiritualism to construct a mesmerizing meditation on the future of human civilization.

Adapted from the post-apocalyptic novel by Octavia Butler, the extraordinary American singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon’s new opera blends science fiction with African-American spiritualism and deep insights on gender and race to construct a mesmerizing meditation on the future of human civilization. Written in collaboration with her mother Bernice Johnson Reagon, the iconic singer and founder of the vocal group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Parable of the Sower is a work of rare power and beauty: at once philosophically profound and a wild entertainment.

“Fierce and uncompromising…a shower of retro funk, urban blues, and folk…to hear her is to believe.”
—The New Yorker

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