In 1978 my father performed a one man show at the Impulse, a nightclub in Philly, called Sojourn in a Strange Land based on his book of poetry of the same name.
Before he transitioned to the non-physical he left me his work.
My father’s book, Sojourn in a Strange Land the African American experience told through poetry, is currently being re-conceived as an eleven person musical dance poetry piece that will feature eleven people from various walks of life, races, nationalities and spiritual beliefs.
It all starts in Africa.
In the BLACK we hear the sound of an African woman’s voice. She sings a cappella:
“There must be a place” one by one some others sing the same phrase until they sing together in harmony -”Where we all can be free.”
Lights up on eleven people of various shapes, sizes and hues.
And so it begins…
SOJOURN -an American experience told through poetry, song and dance
based on the book Sojourn in a Strange Land the African American experience told through poetry by Robert Dennis Hicks.