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'Dreaming Zenzile' written by Somi, is a tribute to her idol - Miriam Makeba / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Citing the local state of emergency prompted by the spread of the coronavirus, The Rep has canceled all performances and events beginning Monday, March 16 through the end of the season.

"Dreaming Zenzile," which is tentatively scheduled to have its world premiere this summer at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, is at once a showcase and a tribute. Written by Somi Kakoma - who also stars under her stage name, Somi - the Mainstage musical is likely to introduce the rising jazz and world-music star to a wider audience. And it will spotlight the life and career of one of her idols: legendary South African singer and activist Miriam Makeba.

"Dreaming Zenzile" promises to be a spirited celebration of the artist fondly known as "Mama Africa" - and one that will raise her profile once again.       Photo by Georgios Kefalas

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