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Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth (2009)
  • Title: Zomo the Rabbit
  • Alternate Title: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth
  • Holdings: photo gallery, video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:04:42
  • Language: English
  • Date: 9 Oct 2009
  • Location: Ohio Theater Soho, 66 Wooster Street NYC, NY.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Credits: Psalmayene 24, writer and director; Colin K. Bills, lighting designer; Nikki Cammack, props; Chris Baine, sound engineer.

Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth (2009)

Derived from African folklore, Zomo the Rabbit is placed in a 21st century context and re-emerges as a trickster- a traditional African archetype- who carries a boom box and spits rap lyrics. After being dissed by some of theother animals saying he doesn’t have talent, Zomo calls the Sky God from his cell phone and asks to be gifted with power. She assigns him three tasks: to retrieve the dance shoes of Big Fish, the spray paint can from Wild Cow, and the turn table from DJ the Leopard. As Zomo embarks on a grand journey he encounters creatures from all over who ultimately help him complete all three tasks and learn a very important lesson. As the journey unfolds, so does theshow’s message about friendship, art, and what the truest source of power really is. Tight lyrics and tongue-in-cheek humor make this show enjoyable for children and adults alike.

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