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Since Ali Died

I’m standing in a boat next to Muhammad Ali, floating down a dark river…” – Omar Musa

Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical springboard, rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa brings his electrifying show Since Ali Died to Adelaide after acclaimed seasons in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Confronting suburban violence, heartbreak, his Malaysian roots and the dark realities of growing up as a brown- skinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan, Omar presents an alternative view of the Australian experience with razor-sharp wit, brutal honesty and a cheeky sense of humour. A livewire, hypnotic and totally unmissable hour of theatre.

“His language is vivid and urgent, his delivery assured. Musa’s is a distinctive, imaginative voice too rarely heard on a main stage” - Sydney Morning Herald
"He circles nimbly between anger, tenderness, humour" - Sydney Morning Herald
“A timely meditation on contemporary Australian life” - Suzy Goes See
★★★★½ - The Age


Event details

Venue: Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Bookings: https://www.ozasiafestival.com.au/events/since-ali-died/


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