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Toshi Reagon

This past Monday, on May 20, we gathered with over 500 of our closest friends and announced our 10th Anniversary Season, alongside our new brand — which will be rolling out throughout the summer. It was a fantastic evening, with live performances from The 7 Fingers, Will Power, Debra Walton, and Toshi Reagon to continue celebrating our history as an organization and also our future. Thank you to everyone who joined us and continues to…

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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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  What is Afrofuturism? The mixing of black culture with sci-fi has been explored for many, many decades, though the specific term was only coined back in 1993. In the midst of today’s political climate — with social justice campaigns seen thriving nationwide, many led by or supported by the African American community — the term has taken on a new urgency. So as we welcome Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower into The Paramount…

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  This March, we’re bringing an incredible artist named Toshi Reagon to Boston. Reagon, who Vibe Magazine called “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride,” will collaborate with her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, the iconic singer, scholar and activist, to create a show titled Parable of the Sower—a mesmerizing theatrical work of rare power and beauty that reveals deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization. Parable of the Sower is an adaptation of Ocatvia E. Butler’s novel…

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