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Since Ali Died

Slam poetry powerhouse Omar Musa unleashes his triumphant suite of storytelling, rap and song.

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Since Ali Died

Date: 13 Nov 2018

Boxing legend and outspoken civil rights advocate Muhammad Ali died in 2016 and no one outside of the champ’s family and friends felt the loss more keenly than Omar Musa.

In this completely riveting suite of politically-charged storytelling, rap and song, Musa – one of Australia’s powerhouse slam poets – pays tribute to his personal hero while confronting heartbreak, violence, the dark realities of Australian culture and what it means to be “a brown man living in a country with a black history.”

“Ali taught me to be brave,” wrote Musa, in a tribute to Ali published by The Guardian, “to stand up for myself, to fight for the underdog and that, even if society was against you, your conviction for what was right would be vindicated by history.”

Directed by Anthea Williams, Since Ali Died was the smash hit of the inaugural Batch festival staged at Sydney’s Griffin Theatre in early 2018.

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