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The Powder Monkey – Opera

‘The Powder Monkey’ is a new opera created by Brolly Productions, designer Rachana Jadhav and writer Dominic Hingorani, in collaboration with internationally acclaimed Black composer, Errollyn Wallen M.B.E. The Story: Chukwunenye, an African boy of the Igbo people, is the powder monkey born on a slave ship and now one voyage away from buying his freedom. As the slave ship nears port on the ‘middle’ passage there is an uprising by the enslaved and he must choose which side he will take; h ...