Firestorm by Abibigromma

This was a play showing the Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim an der Ruhr by a group from Ghana called the Abibigromma. If you haven’t watched any of their shows, make time and go see it at a theater near you. Check my calendar here for dates in different cities they are here for only a month. The show was amazing, the colours, the music, the singing, the dancing….if you love musicals, you should definitely make time and go watch one of these. They have Firestorm (the Acapella musical), the Folktunes (Song Abend) and The Baobab (the play). If you can, go see it. If you can’t check this link they have the pictures and even some of the songs….click here
Firestorm is a play on empowering women, set in a small Ashanti village in Ghana governed by the laws of the ancestors, a King and a council of elders. The musical focuses on a young girl, Echan, and her friends who decide to defy the norm and decide to fight for their rights.
I think pictures are worth more words that me blabbing….so here they are…enjoy.
The traditional talking drums from Ghana

 

The crowd

 

The guy that organized for their trip

 

The intro, wanted to join them as they danced…..

 

The singing

 

and the dancing….and the bright colours

 

Echan and friends called before the elders and the King

 

The “Ninjas” revenge on one of their friends’ husband for mistreating their friend
A sleepy lover

 

wondering whether to sleep or keep dreaming about his lover

 

Only to hear, their secret whistle and he whistles back

 

Romeo and Juliet

 

Mapenzi kizunguzungu

 

Palace guard…the muscles

 

The lover and the harassed husband before the King

 

The harassed wife

 

Singing solidarity songs after their friend deflected

 

Arrival of the guard

 

The court trial, headed by the Ohemaa and Ohene

 

Esha’s father also the high priest disowns her

 

The King and his Queen

 

The Sentencing

 

Echan standing her ground

 

Clan of elders and the King discussing Echan’s disrespect

 

When Echan was sentenced to death

 

Mourning their leader

 

The King mourning the Queen and Echan
The cast

 

Applause
For those that watched Sting in a Tale, this guy was there….very funny guy
Cast introduced
A short discussion with the director of the play
The Beauties and the cast members

 

Even more beauties
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