Ragamala Music & Dance Theatre's From Temple to Theater
is like a musical Amazing Race. Featuring performances by the Zaire-based Zap Mama, the show combines the ancient Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam and the thunderous taiko drumming of Japan. It also incorporates poetry and a cappella raps, like the ones heard on Zap Mama's latest CD, Ancestry in Progress
. Fittingly, the CD is a tribute to people of all races. "I'm talking about all the humans who made this world better," says frontwoman Marie Daulne. "I know that tomorrow we're going to be ancestors, and that is the kind of ancestor I want to represent."
Wed., Nov. 15, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.