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TRUTH DON DIE

(2006)

 

Choreography by: Ronald K. Brown

Music by: Femi Kuti

Costumes: Omotayo Wunmi Olaiya

Lighting by: Dalila Kee

 

 

Taking its title from a song by Femi Kuti, Truth Don Die is a piece about joy. The song tells of a man who wakes up and decides to travel the world, telling people the word of God. Truth is the man’s name, and during his journey he is in an accident on one of the dangerous automobiles in his city in Nigeria. He should have died, but he didn’t because his life is an example of God’s blessings. The dance features music by Wunmi (“Woman Child”), Fred Hammond (“Your Steps Have Been Ordered”), Me Shell Ndegeocello (“Heaven”) and Femi Kuti (“Truth Don Die”).