Tales of Transatlantic Freedom

Tales of Transatlantic Freedom

A glorious exploration of song, spoken word and piano spanning centuries and continents, co-created and performed by leading international artists Andrea Baker and Howard Moody.

Pianodrome at Grace A.M.E. Zion Church
Apr 13 - 15, 2023

Event Details

Created in Scotland and performed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, Tales of Transatlantic Freedom is a stunning piece of music theatre celebrating and highlighting African diasporic narratives from our living musical cultures of folk, blues, jazz, psalm singing, opera as well as the music of Robert Burns. Touching upon the transatlantic journeys of people and ideas between Scotland and the American continent, tracing the threads of power, resistance, migration and emancipation in story and song. Created and performed by leading award-winning artists, singer Andrea Baker, composer and pianist Howard Moody and directed by John Paul McGroarty, this show transports, uplifts and enlightens.

Part of Andrea Baker’s Sing Sistah Sing! Series, celebrating the African American female voice.

Produced by Edinburgh-based theatre company Yard Heads International and proudly supported by the National Center for Race Amity and Creative Scotland’s Made In Scotland Onward Touring Fund.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 reviews:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Musical Theatre Review “The audience rose as one to their feet at the finale – this is a stunning piece of work….. This enthralling encounter with these award-winning artists, singer Andrea Baker and composer and pianist Howard Moody, does not disappoint.”

Edinburgh Music Review “This innovative piece of musical theatre is something to behold. Ending with a rapturous roar from the ‘mitt pounding’ crowd who stomped their approval throughout a much deserved and prolonged standing ovation”

People’s Republic of Escotia “this show has lessons for us all on the need to value our differences, connect with the best of our fellow human beings and above all, enjoy life in the now”

Photo Credit: Dji Ani

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