Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Animating the Archive of King Lewanika of Barotseland



King Lubosi Lewanika of Barotseland 1842-1916, Greenock, Iverclyde, Scotland 1902
photo courtesy of the Paris Mission Society (SMEP)


My goal as an artist for Wade in the Water is to blur the lines between art, exhibit, documentary and performance and explore the intersections of technology, African philosophy and spiritual practices. I am an artist and I insert myself into history as an active participant of social change.



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Mukwae Wabei is the artistic director of global posse. As a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and a member of Actors’ Equity, favorite productions include working with Leonard Bernstein as the Jazz Singer in Mass (Barbican Centre, London) and with Lord Richard Attenborough as Tenjy in the Oscar™ nominated motion picture Cry Freedom (Universal) as well as: Nuns on the Run (Handmade Films), King (Piccadilly Theatre, London). As an independent producer, writer and director with global posse productions,inc, which Wabei founded in Namibia in 1992 she has produced dance, documentary films, training videos, stage plays, arts festivals, musicals, commercials and new media. Wabei teaches extensively and has been a guest at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, contributed to journals that include Ecrans d’Afrique/African Screen and Afrikadaa. Wabei has an MA in Producing Film and Video (American University), an MA in Performance Studies (Tisch School, New York University) and an MFA in Film and Digital Technology (Chatham).

global posse productions, inc

global posse productions, inc
using visual and performance arts media as vehicles for social change