Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence
Generously sponsored by Neda Nobari Foundation
Step Afrika! is rooted in the African tradition of Gumboot, bringing the tradition into the 21st century with an American blend of percussive movement and electrifying rhythms. Set against a backdrop of 60 colorful panels by famed painter Jacob Lawrence, their theatrical piece, Migration, tells the story of African American families in the early 1900s who migrate to the urban north to escape sharecropping and poverty in the rural south.