Music and lyrics by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon
“All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth Is Change.” —Octavia Butler
"It’s hard to imagine a performance more filmic, visceral, or dramatic.” —The National, UAE
"...one of the most compelling performers on the modern-rock scene.” —The New York Times

Parable of the Sower Concert Version

In this genre-defying work of political theater featuring a powerhouse ensemble of 20 singers and musicians, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower harnesses 200 years of Black music to give musical life to Butler’s acclaimed science fiction novel of the same name. Written by Toshi Reagon, who Vibe Magazine called “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride,” in collaboration with her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, the iconic singer, scholar and activist, Parable of the Sower becomes a mesmerizing theatrical work of rare power and beauty that reveals deep insights on gender, race and the future of human civilization.