MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Hannibal Lokumbe’s The Jonah People

This week the Nashville Symphony and Giancarlo Guerrero present the world premiere of Hannibal Lokumbe‘s boundary-breaking The Jonah People: A Legacy of Struggle and Triumph. This bold and uncompromising opera draws on Hannibal’s own family history and the biblical parable of Jonah and the Whale to tell and epic, visionary story that honors the countless Africans stolen from their homeland as well as their descendants through the generations. 

You can find my program guide to this extraordinary collaborative work here:

Filed under: American opera, commissions, Nashville Symphony, new music

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