This Sunday, Black History Month comes to Lynn’s Arts Centre – with a musical about a singer who became a civil rights campaigner and was branded a traitor to his country.
This special performance of Call Mr Robeson has been directed by Tayo Aluko and friends, and tells the story of Paul Robeson, a famous actor and singerwho progressively became too radical.
Over the years he became too outspoken for the establishment’s liking and was branded a traitor to his country, harassed, and denied opportunities to perform or travel.
The play is a roller coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life, and highlights how his radical activism caused him to be disowned and disremembered, even by the leaders and descendants of the civil rights movement.
The company stages performing arts events which promote Africa, African artists and African descendants in a more positive light than the mainstream media typically presents.
For more information, go on the company website at www.tayoalukoandfriends.com
Tickets cost £12 and are available from the box office on 01553 764864, for the performance from 4pm this Sunday.