By Danny Sheahan and Moboluwajidide Joseph
Obeah Opera – A hypnotizingly rhythmic a capella presented at Luminato ‘19
Sitting in the Fleck Dance Theatre and surveying the set and stage, it is hard not to feel a frisson of excitement before Obeah Opera starts. Once it does however, the audience is lost to the brilliant new world the actors present to us. One in which Caribbean spirituality helps enslaved and abused women cope with their new realities of being torn away from home, and shipped off to sate the demand of the New World.