AMERICAN GRIOT by Reginald Edmund and Ronnie Malley
A 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.
12:30 PM - 2:45 PMFri
University of Wisconsin - Mitchell Theatre
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.
Seating for this event in General Admission on a First-Come First-Seated basis. The house will open 30 minutes before curtain.