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peh lo tah

Thank you for joining us for /peh-LO-tah/ at the RJO. This performance weaves together music, dance, poetry, and images in a way that gives us a lot to talk about. Are particular moments standing out to you? What moments resonated as true? Are there spaces that you or people in your community can count on as truly liberated spaces? Share your thoughts in the comments! AUDIENCE RAVES “Brilliant, moving, provocative & engaging.” – @jcanales “Ritual…

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Last night, we celebrated the arrival of the /peh-LO-tah/ (MAY 1-5) cast and crew at the Tobin Community Center in Roxbury Crossing! We were joined by local Boston artists showcasing their work: Branches Steel Orchestra, Jean Dany Joachim, Connections Dance Theatre, and Natural Bliss. It was a wonderful night of cultural exchange and artistic expression. We are thankful to have partnered with many local organizations, such as Haitian-Americans United, Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts, Tobin…

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Those of you who have become regulars around here will recognize /peh-LO-tah/ and See You Yesterday as prime examples of what we offer to Boston. From the outset we have aimed to bring revelatory and relevant stories from around the world that connect audiences to the diverse cultures that make up this vibrant city. If you are new to us, ArtsEmerson aims to present programs that help you explore the world, and discover your own,…

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In August 2017, Marc Bamuthi Joseph presented at TEDGlobal, addressing how his new artistic piece /peh-LO-tah/ sought to address the inequities and freedoms found on a soccer field. Told through soccer inspired choreography, spoken word and the sounds of samba and hip-hop underscoring the poetry and movement. Bamuthi Joseph is an artists who believes that art can transform, but so can sports, and the intersection of these often polarized fanbases and cultural entertainment. I don’t…

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In 2017, Marc Bamuthi Joseph was commissioned by the Kennedy Center to write the play /peh-LO-tah/, which “uses the universal game of soccer to examine immigration”. This show has received national praise since its debut and ArtsEmerson is beyond excited to welcome this production to the Paramount Center May 1-5. Before you attend this riveting show, check out this blog detailing the exciting life of poet, activist, dancer, teacher and playwright, Marc Bamuthi Joseph! Bamuthi…

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