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Tayo Aluko brings the life of Paul Robeson to the Alphabet City

City of Asylum (2018)

Tayo Aluko:
Call Mr. Robeson

Monday, November 12th
7:00 pm

Paul Robeson was a great and famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he became progressively too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he was summoned to appear before the House Un-American Activities Committee to give the most difficult and important performance of his career.
Call Mr Robeson

“”For those who know little about Robeson, this touring production offers an admirable introduction to a great pioneering performer.” — The Guardian

Nigerian-English baritone Tayo Aluko’s one-man show Call Mr. Robeson presents a roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable and eventful life.

Through some of the most famous songs and speeches from Robeson’s tempestuous career, this one-night-only theater performance highlights how Robeson’s pioneering and heroic (but largely forgotten) political activism led many to describe him as the forerunner of the civil rights movement.

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