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Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower – The Concert Version

Created by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon

 
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Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower – The Concert Version

Created by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon

Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower is a genre-defying work harnessing two centuries of Black American music to tell a post-apocalyptic story of survival through song.

Written by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, the musical adaptation of Parable of the Sower follows Octavia E. Butler’'s novel in chronicling the spiritual awakening of young Lauren Olamina, amidst a dystopian America wracked by the violence brought on by climate change, unrelenting greed, and systemic injustice.

Fusing science fiction, African-American spiritualism, deep insights into gender and race, and climate activism to construct a mesmerising meditation on the future of human civilisation.

This livestream of Octavia E. Butler’s The Parable of the Sower - The Concert Version explores the music of the original performance which played at #SIFA2018.



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