• About Images of the Motherland

    Celebrating 20 Years of Educational Cultural and Heritage Enrichment Programming for
    Youth, Families, and Communities

    Led by Founder / Executive Director Baba Ahmad Kenya, Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre (IMIT), a multi-award winning 501(c)(3) founded in 1999, missions to instill dignity, self-esteem, tolerance in and mutual respect among community members using authentic “living history” dramatic, visual art, music, dance, cinematic, and museum practice storytelling that builds bridges of understanding across age, culture, race, and religion.

    IMIT works to provide programming free to the general public. IMIT has accomplished this goal with 90% of its general public programming.

    Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre works are derived from its authenticated research of the people, culture, and heritage of North and West Africa. IMIT tells untold and unknown histories to share the impact and contribution of these cultures to America, African Americans, and the world.

     

    IMIT has also developed two dynamic collaborative projects along with its host of performance productions and traveling museum exhibits: 1) Living History Heritage Project and 2) Islamic Heritage Month for the City of Philadelphia.

     

    IMIT early beginnings included original productions such as"The Legend of Kan-Kan Musa: Mansa of Mali," "Songhai Music/Dance Medley," and "Mambugur & Tales of the Dogon." More information can be found online at our original site, www.imagesofthemotherland.com.

     

    Through the Living History Heritage Project, IMIT has produced, “YERO Mahmoud: Forgotten Roots”, “Abdul Rahman Ibrahima-The Prince Among Slaves”, “Muhammad Ali ibn Sayyid-#292 United States Colored Troops,” “Bilali Muhammad-Almamy of Sapelo Island GA,” “Sojourner Truth: Forgotten Roots” and Baba Ahmad Kenya's own work “The Life & Times of Omar ibn Sayyid.”

     

    Images of the Motherland's latest development is the Children of Adam Band. With the tagline, "Celebrating the Musical Diversity of Humanity," the Children of Adam Band is a sizzling 10 member musical ensemble that performs all original “PMB” Positive Message Bearing Music. A multilingual musical hybrid of R&B, Jazz, Latin, African, Middle Eastern with a twist of American Soul, the song lyrics feature themes about respect for Mothers, anti-bullying, the universal commonality of humanity and the need for tolerance, acceptance, and respect of all peoples.

     

    For more details about our current programming, click on the Programs page. To book performances, go to the Contact Us page for contact details and to submit a detailed request online.

     

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  • Our Awards & Public Profile

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    Guidestar Seal of Transparency for Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre
    Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre, Inc. is a 2018 Top-Rated Great Nonprofit
    The Communicator Award of Excellence for Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre
    Guidestar Seal of Transparency for Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre
    2017 Bronze Award-Telly for Philadelphia Cultural Forum CCPTV's guest program, Images of the Motherland Interactive Theatre's "LIVING HISTORY HERITAGE PROJECT"
  • Thank You

    for your continued support of IMIT's free-to-the-community educational heritage and cultural enrichment programming!

    Images of the Motherland 501 (c) (3) and Pennsylvania Charitable Organization registration verification may be found on Guidestar.

  • Programs

    also visit the photo and video galleries to continue your IMIT experience

    Breaking news...

    On Tuesday, December 6, 2019 the Children of Adam Band was awarded the 2019 PHL Live World Music Band Award deeming them the top world music band in the City of Philadelphia!

     

    With the tagline, "Celebrating the Musical Diversity of Humanity," Images of the Motherland in 2018 formed the Children of Adam Band, a sizzling 10 member musical ensemble that performs all original “PMB” Positive Message Bearing Music. A multi-lingual musical hybrid of R&B, Jazz, Latin, African, Middle Eastern with a twist of “American Soul.” The lyrics feature themes about respect for Mothers, anti-bullying, the universal commonality of humanity and the need for tolerance, acceptance, and respect of all peoples.

     

    On October 5, 2019 The Children of Adam Band released worldwide its first musical project, "PMB, Positive Message Bearing Music: Vol. 1: Bilal."

     

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    an annual month-long series of FREE educational public programs commemorating Islamic heritage, culture, and civilization during the month of October in the City of Philadelphia, PA. This initiative brings together the finest collective of performance, visual, and cultural artists and features a wide variety of programming including Films, Humanities Lectures, Artifact Exhibits, Music, Drama, Performances and Visual Arts.

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    Islamic Heritage Month is a collaborative effort of non-profit organizations Masjidullah-Center for Human Excellence, Cultural Development Committee, and Images of the Motherland-Interactive Theatre

    • Insha Allah •

    “Live” touring educational enrichment dramatic journeys. “Living History” reenactments based upon historical autobiographies and interview narratives. From a truly unique chapter in early American history comes forth a Legacy of Forgotten Roots, in the resurrection of 6 untold stories:

    1.  “The Life & Times of Omar ibn Sayyid”
    2. “Muhammad Ali ibn Sayyid-292 United States Colored Troops”
    3. “Abdul Rahman Ibrahima-The Prince Among Slaves”
    4. "YERO Mahmoud-Forgotten Roots"
    5. “Bilali Muhammad-Almamy of Sapelo Island GA”
    6. “Sojourner Truth: Forgotten Roots”

    The Living History Heritage Project is a journey back in time bringing “full circle” the African and American historical past of the late 1750-1860s. Lesson Plans available for all presentations.

     

    https://www.facebook.com/LivingHistoryHeritageProject/

    www.LivingHistoryHeritage.com

    TRAVELING MUSEUM

    EXHIBITS

    • Timbuktu Artifacts Exhibit
    • Astrolabe & Kamal Navigation Exhibit
    • Book of Gao Exhibit

     

    BOOK A PROGRAM

    Bookings are available for any of Images of the Motherland programs. Please, email the following to imagesofthemotherland@yahoo.com:

    • Contact Name
    • School, Organization, Municipality, or Company
    • Best phone number and time to contact
    • Best email
    • Title of program (s) you are interested in booking
    • Dates if available

    Or submit this information when you Say Hello (via the contact page).

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    Get your original PMB, Positive Message Bearing Music Vol. 1: Bilal CD today!

    Bilal: PMB, Positive Message Bearing Music Vol. 1
    Bilal: PMB, Positive Message Bearing Music Vol. 1
    8.50 - 13.50
    •Shipping Included• Eight tracks of original positive message bearing music (PMB) written by Baba Kenya and produced by Images of the Motherland. Titles:
    1. KALIMA- (Baba Kenya) • (CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND)
    2. BILAL - (Baba Kenya) • (CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND)
    3. COME TOGETHER- (Baba Kenya) • (CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND)
    4. SKIN I’M IN- (Baba Kenya) • (CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND)
    5. MAMA- (Baba Kenya) • (CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND)
    6. GUARDIAN ANGELS- (Baba Kenya) (CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND)
    7. SIDI MOROCCO- (Baba Kenya) • (CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND)
    8. LYRIC- (Baba Kenya) • (CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND)
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    Engaging . Powerful . Entertaining . Enrichment Educational Heritage Programs. Watch and Share

    Bilal - George Mason University 2020

    Come Together - George Mason University 2020

    Guardian Angel - George Mason University 2020

    Sidi Morocco - George Mason University 2020

    PHL Live World Music Showcase

    Omar ibn Sayyid

    Last Africans

    Live Performance Excerpts

    CCP-TV53 Philadelphia Cultural Forum

    Freedom

    Bilali Muhammad

    The Philo Project

  • 50th ANNUAL INTERFAITH FREEDOM SEDER

    CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND • 6:45 PM SUNDAY APRIL 7, 2019

    Masjidullah • 7014 Limekiln Pike • Philadelphia, PA 19138

     

    The Children of Adam Band performs at An Evening with Khalil New Years Eve 2018 - FREE - Register Today
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    Philadelphia, PA 19150
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