The United Methodist Women are sponsoring a Theater Fundraiser Event on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. to see the play “American Griot” at Moraine Valley Community College, John & Angeline Oremus Theater, 9000 W. College Parkway Building F, Palos Hills, Illinois.
A reception will be held following the play. The cost is $30, and benefits UMW mission projects. Please contact the church at 773/238-2600 for tickets and more information.
Synopsis: American Griot is an original play exploring the often overlooked history of early African Muslims forced into American slavery and the influence they had on what would become the American music genre known as the blues. Told through the lens of Mamadou, an 18th century griot (African storyteller musician), the audience is taken on a musical journey to the crossroads of Africa and America revealing the shared history of Islam and the blues on both continents.