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About the show

Yasuke, The Black Samurai is a  theater experience incorporating Japanese folk theater, songs, dance, poetry, fight-choreography, taiko drumming, shadow theater and film score music; all together in a dramatic story setting.

The Story

Yasuke - The Black Samurai  is an awe-inspiring tale of true events that unfolds in the 16th Century of Feudal Japan. It recounts the journey of Yasuke, an African man uprooted from his native land of Mozambique, only to be brought to Japan, where he is bestowed with respect in a society known for its discipline and moral codes.
In Japan, he discovers
 the Samurai culture where the way of living life carries the utmost significance. Though cultural differences create myriad conflicts for Yasuke at first, the chasm starts slowly fading away as he recognizes his true potential in a world where men treat each other with honor.

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YASUKE - The Reading
(November 2022.)



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