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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” - Martin Luther King Jr. 


Let's face it. 2020 was a tough year. And 2021 is already to a rough start! Between the Covid-19 pandemic, social unrest, political upheaval, socio-economic disparity and the rise of Houston traffic, people are in desperate need of some hope! Our small but mighty set of performances composed of Gospel, Christian, Pop, Neo-Soul, Country and R&B performed by some Sankofa veterans is sure to lift your spirits! 

MLK DAY 2021 - 2 PM

General Admission: FREE (Donations Accepted)

The Sankofa Collective (formerly known as The Bayou Theatre Company) partners with The Harris County Cultural Arts Council to present the Houston Premiere of Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea, written by Nathan Alan Davis. Based on a famous African proverb, the show is about the journey of Dontrell Jones III, who has a dream about his lost ancestor during the Middle Passage. He becomes fixated on exploring the Atlantic Ocean to find his long-lost ancestor. Through its use of African rituals, poetry, dance and music, the play explores the importance of knowing one’s heritage, culture and legacy. 


Dontrell, Who Kissed The Sea will be presented virtually as a part of the Sankofa Streaming program via ShowTix4U On Demand as well as live-streamed in person at the Harris County Cultural Arts Center. Community members can purchase a ticket to watch the live-stream at the Harris County Cultural Arts Center in mandatory masks with socially-distant, minimal seating available.

Rated: PG-13.

Streaming Live In-Person (Socially Distant, Must Wear Mask) & Available OnDemand on ShowTix4U 

Friday, February 5, 2021 – 8 PM CST 

Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 8 PM CST 

Sunday, February 8, 2021 – 5 PM CST

General Ticket: $15

(Tickets go on Sale January 31st)

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1442 Cool Spring Dr.

Houston, TX 77088

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