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(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of the Odyssey

13:15, 31 Jul - 26 Aug

Black Ulysses awakens on an exotic island where he seeks refuge from a society rife with gun violence and oppression. Loosely inspired by Walt Disney's The Jungle Book, Joseph Campbell's Hero Mythology, Romaire Bearden's Black Odyssey and Harlem Renaissance art, this one-person hip-hop mashup of lyrical poetry and live music comments on the Black experience in America. Recently honoured Off-Broadway, at San Diego Fringe, New Zealand Fringe and the Kennedy Center, this tour-de-force update on Homer's epic tale dives into the healing power of community through fantasy, myth, creativity and escape.