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The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth

  • Roussel Hall At Loyola University 6363 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA, 70118 United States (map)

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE ON EARTH: An African Creation Myth

February 23, 2018

Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall - Loyola University
6363 St. Charles Avenue, NOLA

10:00 AM - FIELD TRIP PERFORMANCE - $8.00 per person

The Origin of Life on Earth: An African Creation Myth
is based on the book of the same name that was written by Dr. David Anderson. It tells the story of how Earth and the first people were created, according to the Yoruba Culture of West Africa. This creation story connects the African Diaspora to the arrival of West Africans in New Orleans and their legacy in New Orleans culture and tradition. This original dance/theater production has a cast that includes master dancers, theater artists and musicians that bring the story to life. 

For the 20th Anniversary performance, former cast members are invited to join the current cast on stage.

For more information or to book your school's field trip, call Drena Clay Johnson at (504) 569-9070.



Earlier Event: February 22
The Other Black History