performer brings voice of Africa’s pidgin to new opera

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Inspired by Wagner, Nigerian Helen Parker-Jayne Isisbor’s quest to champion her often-derided west African vernacular has spawned the first pidgin opera Mami Wata , Africa’s answer to the mermaids and sirens sprinkled throughout folklore the world…

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