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The life of paul robeson
Jan. 23 & 24, 2021
Jefferson Performing Arts Center (JPAC)
6400 Airline Drive | Metairie
Written & Performed by Stogie Kenyatta
A one man tribute to the life and career of the great African American bass baritone that celebrates diversity, compassion, African pride, social justice & the music of the Harlem Renaissance. This entertaining, music-filled show with audience participation highlights his friendships with Albert Einstein, W. E. B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Cab Calloway, Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah & many others who contributed to the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance.
The World Is My Home: The Life of Paul Robeson is the most requested Pan African show on the American & Caribbean educational circuit about the Harlem Renaissance, diversity & social justice.
Mr. Kenyatta has performed the show in over 100 universities and schools from Yale, John Hopkins and UCLA, from the University of The West Indies to the University of London, as well as the US Embassies in 16 countries around the world, including 10 Caribbean islands. He has performed in the US Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Grand Cayman & Barbados.
Actor-Writer-Director Stogie Kenyatta is Jamaican born, New York bred, of Kenyan ancestry, and is one of the top Pan African teaching Artists in the world. He has appeared in 2 dozen TV shows, sitcoms and movies, most recently in the International hit "JOSEPH", about the Ashanti-Caribbean connection on the 400 year Slavery anniversary which he shot in Jamaica, Accra, & Cape Coast Ghana, West Africa.
The ease with which Kenyatta voices Robeson and the others, while constantly changing costumes or manipulating his wear on stage is remarkable. A classically-trained artist born in Jamaica, he has distilled together all of his talent, instruction and experience into a work imbued with a reverence towards the towering figure that was Paul Robeson. - Alan Smason, theatrecriticism.com