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Kuzaliwa: A Harlem Walking Tour with Black Gotham Experience


Derived from the Swahili word meaning “birth,” Kuzaliwa is a suite of creative works by Kamau Ware and the Black Gotham Experience that reflect upon the legacies of the Harlem Renaissance and their impact on the twenty-first century.

Explore this fervent area in a 90-minute walking tour that serves as a means to connect with the inner self, the environment, and the relevance of Black creativity and political awakening on the island of Manhattan. Commissioned by the Apollo, the walk celebrates Harlem as a melting pot of creativity for thinkers and artists from across the African Diaspora.

Please note: audiences will gather at the historic Apollo to begin their walk throughout the neighborhood.

Part of Apollo New Works, the Apollo’s first major commissioning initiative launched in 2020.

Leadership support for the Apollo New Works initiative is provided by the Ford Foundation. The New Black Fest is funded by the HBO Fund for Theater, The Black Seed, and is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Commissioning support for Soul Science Lab is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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