Since Ali Died

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Since Ali Died - Omar Musa - Griffin Theatre - Batch Festival 2018 - photo by David Charles Collins
Photograph: David Charles Collins

Time Out says

This award-winning fusion of performance, music, poetry and storytelling is having its Melbourne premiere

If you've yet to experience Omar Musa's music or poetry, there's no better introduction than this live show. After a successful season at Sydney Festival, Since Ali Died is having its Melbourne premiere in the intimate Fairfax Studio at Arts Centre Melbourne. At the centre of the show is Musa's hero, Muhammad Ali, who acts as a kind of touchstone to everything that's happening in Musa's life; and particularly the way that things changed since the boxer's death.

His words – delivered as spoken word, poetry and rap – take on suburban life, violence, lost love and racism in Australia in a way that's gorgeously lyrical but frequently heartbreaking. Directed by Anthea Williams, the show was the unlikely winner of Best Cabaret at the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Read our four-star review of the show's Sydney premiere.

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