About the show
Welcome to Kurukan Fuga, West Africa!
Tonight, we celebrate Bulu Kuwo: a rite of passage ceremony. To become griots, or the great West African storytellers, and tell History, three teenagers must first prove they can handle their nyama—the life force that produces words—by sharing their own stories.
Nyamakala: An African Story is an invitation into the world of West African storytelling, traditional live music, and empowerment of Black Youth. This play challenges Western ideas that Africa doesn’t have a history and showcases the power of oral traditions, especially within former colonies.
Based on true events
Age Guidance: 12+
Content Warnings: Themes of war, death, and racial discrimination
Running Time: 90mins
Meet the Cast
Yandra Pau Baquero
Meet the Creatives
Marie-Ange CamaraWriter and Director