Yaa Asantewaa: Warrior Queen Programme (2002)

Yaa Asantewaa: Warrior Queen was a musical that was written by Margaret Bushby and co-produced by Adzido Pan African Dance Ensemble, The African and Caribbean Music Circuit, Black Voices, The Pan-African Orchestra and West Yorkshire Playhouse.

The musical is about Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the queen mother of the Asante, and the role she played in the 1900 war against Britain attempting to annex Asante, on the Gold Coast of Ghana, as a colony. The production dramatised one of the most important historical moments in African resistance to British subjugation, and purposely drew on pan-African aesthetics and art traditions as a source of inspiration.


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