IMAGES OF THE MOTHERLAND INTERACTIVE THEATER

Rating: 4.8 stars   50 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 7812 Michener Avenue Philadelphia PA 19150 USA

Mission: The Mission of IMIT is to educate and expand public awareness and appreciation of West and North African Traditions through authentic presentations of drama, art, music, dance , and storytelling.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

This production is a flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds today, the powerful delivery will curl your toes. Also, be ready to crave some sand beneath your feet. This is trully worthy of a screenplay someday and has the elements of a powerful cast that can deliver the impact that will keep you on the edge of your seat! The life and times of Omar Ibn Sayyid is possibly one of the greatest untold stories of today!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have seen the performance of The Life and Times of Omar Ibn Sayyid on four different occasions. Each performance was unique and very special. I never felt like I had already seen the production. I was captivated each time. I have seen the performance of Muhammad Ali ibn Sayyid -292 United States Colored Troops only once and thoroughly enjoyed it also. I would see both of these performance again if given the opportunity.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 3 stars  

THE LIFE & TIMES OF OMAR IBN SAYYID IS AN EXCELLENT THEATRICAL DEPICTION - A MUST SEE FOR ALL!

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The programs associated with Images of the Motherland were extraordinarily dramatic and informative.
I learned a lot and as a professional with expertise in the field i was very impressed. KUDOS!

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Rating: 4 stars  

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“Muhammad Ali ibn Sayyid-292 United States Colored Troops” & “The Life & Times of Omar ibn Sayyid”

Survival is itself a condition that runs throughout the human race; it is not something a particular race, ethnicity or culture, for example, can solely lay claim too. But what can be laid claim too are the experiences Muhammad Ali ibn Sayyid and Omar ibn Sayyid underwent. A veiled history exists and we need such performances to acknowledge people who are more than "other". And in doing so, the performances leave you with a sense of empowerment as the audience experiences who these men were before and during slavery.

Tanya Andrious

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Images of the Motherland Interactive Theater is exactly what the African American Community in particular, and the nation in general needs. Images of the Motherland Interactive Theater is educational, entertaining and significant. The productions are highly professional and produced with great care to detail. The productions reach persons of all ages, educational and racial backgrounds. Every community should be blessed to have such a wonderful theater experience to take advantage of.

Pastor, Nathaniel J. Gadsden
Imani African Christian Church
Harrisburg, PA

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The very first time I heard of Images of The Motherland I was intrigued. As an older African American and a child of the Sixties, African American history has been crucial in formalizing my world view. These performances are factual, informative and extremely interesting. I watched the younger people in the audience, to get a sense of the impact of Mr. Kenya's portrayal of Omar Ibn Sayyid would have on them. The children appeared fascinated by the dramatic acting of Mr. Kenya, and at the conclusion asked some very good questions. As a Social Worker in the Philadelphia area I understand how impressionable young minds are. In today's climate of rapid fire news (if it bleeds it leads mentality), sit-coms and sports dominated entertainment our children are left lacking true intellectual stimulation. I commend Mr. Kenya for his vision! Thank you.
Roland Sharpe

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Rating: 5 stars  

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The performances portraying the lives of Umar Ibn Sayyid and Muhammad Ibn Sayyid give an entirely new perspective on the struggles faced by people who strived to maintain their identities through ensalvement and hope to those who continue to struggle to this day. A great lesson is despite their circumstances, they fought to maintain their Islamic and African identities - a struggle many of us face everyday in our lives. These individuals who wrote their own autobiographies, through faith and education made a mark on society during their lifetime and continue to inspire us to this day. The performances are very emotional and captivating.

Aliou Sylla

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I didn't know what to expect. Outstanding both performances! Very well done. Held my attention throughout. I had to leave before Mr Kenya act finished but my son and his 7 year old daughter stayed. She said she really enjoyed the show. Look forward take my other grandchildren when the opportunity arises again. Keep up the good work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The performances given were riveting and left me in awe! This is a must see for everyone to learn a very important part of American history as well as black and other cultures that were involved in the slave trade. You walk away from this show with a sense of self awareness and a feeling that there is always something to learn and through the grace of G-D , man's willingness to not only survive, but to overcome the many obstacles we face everyday.
Wali Bilal

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Rating: 5 stars  

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As a high school teacher in sn urban school system, i found the performance very useful for my students. They needed to connect with their history in a meaningful way. The live re-enactments enable them to engage in the experiences and relate to the struggles of peoples of color. They were able to see themselves in the performance. I hope this interactive theater can become a part of the urban educational curriculum.

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