$15 General Public
$12 Seniors, Staff
$10 Students (with ID) and Children unless otherwise noted
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3 p.m.
American Griot is an original play exploring the often overlooked history of early African Muslims forced into American slavery and the influence they had on what would become the American music genre known as the blues. Told through the lens of Mamadou, an 18th century griot (African storyteller musician), the audience is taken on a musical journey to the crossroads of Africa and America revealing the shared history of Islam and the blues on both continents.
This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges: Arts Culture and Identity, a component of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Produced in collaboration with Silk Road Rising.