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Harriet and The Underground | July 8 | DC


BMHS Sankofa presents HARRIET and the Underground, an African & Modern dance theater celebration of the great American icon, Harriet Tubman.

Get your tickets and witness history, as the critically-acclaimed, BMHS Sankofa Company presents the legendary story of Harriet Tubman and the famed Underground Railroad, like never-before!

Join us in this dance theater celebration of a great American icon, featuring African & Modern dance, live music & drumming, along with cutting-edge technology; as we debut never-before-seen, state-of-the-art, 3-D animated scenic projections that “put the audience in the scene,” in the telling of Ms. Tubman’s unparalleled story!

This performance will make you laugh, and at times, bring you to tears; but most of all, you’ll be forever-changed by its drama and shear realism. You won’t want to miss it!

Known as the “Moses of her people,” Harriet Tubman was a former slave who escaped to freedom and then helped other slaves reach freedom, as a “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. From her tumultuous years as a slave girl, to her famous escape from the plantation and her return to save others; to her exploits during the civil war and beyond, Harriet and the Underground celebrates the highs and lows of this remarkable human and American story.

Few people in the West know much about Traditional African Music and Dance, or are aware that it possesses precise rules and codified movements. Traditional African Music and Dance is an essential element of Africa’s cultural heritage because it is the living expression of its philosophy, and the living memory of its evolution and cultural wealth over the centuries.


  1. Encore!!!! I had the pleasure of attending the 7:30 pm showing of Harriet. The performance far exceeded my expectations. The cast brought it! The talent and passion displayed in tonight’s performance was indescribable. I was so moved that I didn’t want it to end. Thank you for letting your little lights shine and sharing your gift.

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