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.
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.
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:
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.
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