Parable of the Sower Livestream

Join us on Friday, May 15 at 12 PM (EST) as we stream Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, created by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, filmed in 2015 at NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center.

This powerful opera brings together two centuries of Black music to give life to Octavia E. Butler’s acclaimed science-fiction novel, with revealing insights on gender, race, and the future of human civilization from Reagon, “one of the most compelling performers on the modern-rock scene,” (New York Times) and her mother, iconic singer and founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock.

After the concert film, Toshi Reagon and Helga Davis (cast member and fellow CPA Creative Futures artist-in-residence) will be live in conversation, moderated by Dr. Danielle Purifoy, Carolina Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at UNC-Chapel Hill and Board Chair of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network. This event is made possible with the partnership of NYUAD Arts Center and the Butler Estate.

12 PM in North Carolina
8 PM in Abu Dhabi

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