A re-imagining of the late poet’s acclaimed solo work. The story of a man wrestling with illness and mortality, told with humor, honesty, and wonder through a mix of theatre, poetry, music, and video projections. Sundiata’s original show premiered in 2002 and toured extensively until his passing in 2007. blessing the boats was re-envisioned by Rhodessa Jones as an ensemble piece in 2013 as part of Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a retrospective produced by MAPP International Productions. Sundiata was a poet, playwright, and band leader with a passion for real democracy and social justice.
Photo credit: Darial Sneed