Mzuri Moyo brings the indomitable spirit of Fannie Lou Hamer to her audience be it churches, high schools, or universities. The Fannie Lou Hamer, Story Songs on a Ragged Road To Freedom is a powerful one woman show that inspires and leaves the audience wanting more.
Mzuri Moyo brings the indomitable spirit of Fannie Lou Hamer to her audience be it churches, high schools or universities, The Fannie Lou Hamer, Story Songs on a Rugged Road to Freedom is a powerful one woman show that inspires and leaves the audience wanting more.
Ms. Moyo has traveled the country with her signature performance in this one-woman musical play on the life of 60's civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. The play, first showcased in 2001, and has become a backdrop for voter registration wherever it is performed. This show received the 2002 AUDELCO Award for Best Solo Performance.
Fannie Lou Hamer, one of the most talked-about activists of the golden age of civil rights and was indeed the Mississippi freedom fighter of the 1960s and also known as the mother of civil rights. Her work promoted voter registration with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committe, and her deep commitment to grass-roots anti-poverty projects made her a force to be reckoned with.
A native of Paterson, NJ, Mzuri Moyo has been enthusiastically received on cabaret and concert stages internationally. They include Club Memphis Melody in Paris, Danny's Skylight Room, La Cave on First, Carnegie Hall and the 125th Birthday Celebraton of W.C. Hand at Lincoln Center. Mzuri recently sang in Paraguay with Opera for Peace, appearing as one of Three Sopranos and was conducted by Dr. David Eaton of the NYC Symphony. This presentation plans trips to Chile, Argentina, the Vatican and Carnegie Hall duiring 2010.
Mzuri's film credit includes the poignant portrayal as Lucy in Haile Gerima's highly acclaimed independent film production Sankofa, Muzri just recently released her Christmas CD, I'll Be Home For Christmas. Her signature performance as Hamer is captured on CD as well as DVD. All three products will be availabe for purchase at the event.