A person looking up at the sky while their eyes lit up
A person looking up at the sky while their eyes lit up

Until the awakening, the Baju tribe had long forgotten this art, a form of expression that brings solace, togetherness and joy. This call re-unites the tribe as they move to rhythm, passing through space and time, following that one voice that leads them back to their purpose.

Filmed in Kaduna, Nigeria
Director: Ridwan Adeniyi Abdullateef 
Choreographer: Shannon Gillen
Featuring: Mud-Art Company - Jonathan Ayuba, Sarah Christopher, Abraham Onazi, Wisdom Patrick, Nathan Emmanuel, Ochai Ogaba
Composer: Ben Vida
Cinematographer: Raymond J. Yusuff
Camera Assistant: Richman Bako
Sound Recordist: Ronald Yusuff
Script Supervisor: Richard Yusuff
Color: Will Adashek
Costume: Khadija Yunusa
Location: Ridwan Adeniyi Abdullateef
Editor/VFX: Raymond J. Yusuff
Choreographic Collaborators: Jason Cianciulli, Kiley Dolaway, Marija Obradovic
Production: Critics Company
Produced by Jacob Jonas The Company 
Executive Producer/Creative Director: Jacob Jonas
Producers: Jill Wilson, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock
Associate Producers: Joy Isabella Brown, Francisco Cruz, Steve Hackman, Emily Kikta, Rubberlegz, Anibal Sandoval, Mike Tyus, Peter Walker, Christian Stroble
Co-presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Stanford Live and Stanford Global Studies