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Ancestral Origins – Afrofuturist Exploration of Joy and Healing

December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

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One event on December 6, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on December 7, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on December 8, 2019 at 2:00pm

$12 – $24

Ancestral Origins is an immersive theater production like you’ve never experienced before! Following the smash success of Ancestral Echoes, poet and playwright Joe Davis invites us into an all new afrofuturistic adventure featuring over 20 local, interdisciplinary artists weaving together choreography, live band music, singing, and poetic storytelling.


It’s post-apocalyptic America in the year 3019. After using music-powered experiments to travel to other worlds in search of healing for his endangered tribe, “afrophysicist” JahDavis returns to his village only to learn of a new danger threatening the freedom of all humanity. With the help of The Oracle, The Spirit Guides, and a motley crew of Freedom Fighters, JahDavis travels through time, tracing his ancestral lineage on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Join the ALL NEW immersive adventure, time-traveling to find the “Ancestral Origins” of freedom and resilience.


The Afrophysicist: Joe Davis
The Oracle: Fazayah Rose Augusta

Rebels of The Generation:
Antonio Duke
ShaVunda Brown
Thandisizwe Jackson-Nisan
Ej Easley & Mac House
The Village Elder / Queen Nanny – Nothando Zulu

The Spirit Guides:
The Wave – Mayyadda
The Light – Dahlia Jones Hawton
Lil’ Light – Johannah Easley
Mama Ma’at – Thomasina Petrus (video appearance)

All music performed by The Poetic Diaspora:
Traiveon Dunlap
Nii Adjetey Mensah
Lewis Hill II
Taylor Seaberg

Special guest appearances by:
Dee Moore
Chanell Owens
Michele Crowder
Hannah Svanoe
David Scherer


Thursday, December 5th – 6:30 PM Doors / 7:30 Show
Friday, December 6th – 6:30 PM Doors / 7:30 Show
Saturday, December 7th – 6:30 PM Doors / 7:30 Show
Sunday, December 8th – 1 PM Doors / 2 Show


December 7, 2019
7:30 pm
$12 – $24
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The Southern Theatre
1420 South Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN United States
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